WKU Public Radio News Staff
Fri February 18, 2011
Bill would exempt some Ky coal mines from environmental laws
By Kevin Willis
Bowling Green, Ky – A bill that would exempt certain Kentucky coal mines from the federal Clean Water Act has passed out of a committee, and is now being considered by the full House. The measure is sponsored by Webster County Democrat Jim Gooch, and it's sure to stir debate over the powers of state versus federal government. Kevin Willis spoke to University of Louisville law professor Russell Weaver about possible challenges to the bill if it were to become law.