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"I sued to stop this rule when it was first proposed. Now that it has come out in its final form, I will continue to fight this Kentucky job-killing rule.

I will be joining a bipartisan group of attorneys general asking the EPA and the federal court to stay implementation of this rule while it's challenged in court. I believe, once again, the courts will rule that the EPA has overstepped its authority.

It is apparent the Obama administration is doubling down on policies that hurt Kentucky. I have challenged the President in the past and won — that is just what I plan to do in this case. This is about the future of our Commonwealth and ensuring that our state doesn't bear the brunt of an ill-conceived Washington, D.C. regulation that hurts Kentucky coal and Kentucky jobs.

I again ask Gov. Beshear to direct his Environmental Cabinet to stop developing a state plan that attempts to comply with this illegal rule. Doing so is a waste of time and resources.

I will continue fighting this rule with my fellow attorneys general, and we fight to win."

Jack Conway
Kentucky Attorney General

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