Friday, August 17, 2007

Pendleton announces energy agreement

The following press release was received this morning from Senator Joey Pendleton. I hope to post some of the area legislators comments on the agreement and special sesssion.

FRANKFORT- Senator Joey Pendleton, D-Hopkinsville, announced today that lawmakers completed details last night of a compromised energy package that would provide incentives for companies to build high-tech coal plants in Kentucky.

"This comprehensive legislation will address Kentucky's unique ability to lead the Nation in the development of renewable fuel and clean coal technology," Pendleton said. " In a bipartisan effort, a bill was designed to attract both small and large companies to Kentucky."

Pendleton said the energy package should attract companies to Western Kentucky that will offer high paying jobs for Kentucky workers. he also emphasized that this bill is not designed for one company. The bill is designed to provide a competitive market for companies wanting to locate in the Commonwealth.

The energy bill will be considered during a special legislative session that is expected to start Monday.


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