McConnell unhappy with EPA Administrator's remarks on coal

By: Morgan Lentes Email
By: Morgan Lentes Email

WASHINGTON (WYMT) - Senator Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, said he is not surprised to hear EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy's controversial statement indicating her agency is fighting a war on coal.

On the Senate floor Tuesday, Republican Mitch McConnell condemned her comments.

He even mentioned WYMT as he voiced his frustrations with the EPA for not holding public hearings on coal issues in eastern Kentucky.

"Why does Administrator McCarthy have the time to appear on HBO, but not to appear on WYMT-TV in Hazard, so she can explain her war on coal to the people it is most directly affecting? Why does she have time to sit down with a TV comedian, but not with the editors of the Appalachian News Express in Pikeville," said McConnell.

McCarthy's remarks were made during an interview on Real Time with Bill Maher.

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