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Adkins on White House Coal Meeting


Kentucky House Majority Leader Rocky Adkins says he’s looking forward to going back to the White House to discuss federal coal policy with senior advisors to President Obama. The Morehead Democrat says he, House Speaker Greg Stumbo and State Representative Sannie Overly were invited to return to Washington following their meeting at the White House last month.

Adkins says Kentucky lawmakers have been seeking such a forum for six years, so they could make the case for coal and talk about the impact environmental policies have had on the industry…

Adkins says he doesn’t know if he changed any minds in the Obama Administration. However, he says it felt good to get his concerns about federal coal policy “off his chest”.

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