Governor Fights New Coal Regulations
New federal regulations on coal plants are drawing criticism from many in Alabama.
One of several public hearings was held in Atlanta today and Governor Robert Bentley sent a representative to make his case.
The EPA wants to cut back on carbon emissions 30 percent by 2030.
The governor is concerned that could hurt jobs here in Alabama.
Coal supplied almost 40 percent of the United States' electricity last year.
The EPA wants to cut that number across the board, but Governor Robert Bentley says their plan needs work.
The Atlanta hearing is one of four across the country before the regulations go into effect.