BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's utility regulators are supporting coal and opposing federal efforts to limit fossil fuel emissions.
Alabama Public Service commissioners Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh and Jeremy Oden and commissioner-elect Chip Beeker spoke at a news conference Monday ahead of hearings on new federal rules to limit coal.
The say the changes could cost jobs and result in higher utility bills.
Al.com (http://bit.ly/1qHBxQi ) quotes Beeker as saying God created coal in Alabama, and no one has a right to push a policy that runs against God's plan.
Cavanaugh called on people to pray for the right thing to be done. And Oden says President Obama should worry about the potential for a world at war instead of fighting coal.
The Environmental Protection Agency holds a hearing on the federal plan Tuesday in Atlanta.