May 30, 2014
Expect to hear loud concerns next week that new rules to reduce the carbon emissions that cause climate change will harm Kentucky’s economy, including the state’s electricity-intensive manufacturing jobs.
Kentucky has reasons to be concerned about those jobs. Although manufacturing provides only about 12 percent of the state’s employment today, it’s been a critical source of decent-paying jobs for Kentuckians with less than a college degree. Maintaining and even growing a manufacturing sector remains vital to a diverse and innovative state economy.
But the overall jobs impact of the new read more