FORT THOMAS, Ky. (AP) - Some Kentucky business executives want
the state to give power companies the same incentives it provides
for other businesses to built new facilities.
The Kentucky Enquirer reported the Northern Kentucky Chamber of
Commerce is asking lawmakers to craft legislation that could lure
clean-coal technology to the region.
The state estimates the cost of building a new power plant at
more than $1 billion dollars with about 1,000 construction workers
building it and a staff of about 200 to operate it.
Chamber Environmental Committee chairman Paul Smith says the
group wants lawmakers to consider tax incentives for utilities who
could built new plants.
Smith said it would also be an opportunity to tap Kentucky's
vast coal reserves.
Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com
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