About the Project
By Tiffany Stecker
[John] Lyons, the assistant secretary for climate policy for Kentucky, must assess how a state that gets 97 percent of its electricity from coal will comply with EPA's upcoming rule to control carbon emissions from existing power plants.
"I've got a big job on my hands," said Lyons, who only recently added "climate" to his title of air regulator, at an event yesterday hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Center. "Over the years, it hasn't been a goal for the state to diversify, due to our coal resources."