Governor Elect Matt Bevin To The EPA: “Go Pound Sand” Kentucky Is In The Coal Business…

Every wonder why we have been supportive of Matt Bevin for the past three years?  Newly elected Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin shares his views on the EPA authority and overreach as it relates to Kentucky Coal-Mining.

Full-throated unapologetic constitutional conservative.

The powers not given to the Federal government are the province of the States. These cases always come down on the side of the States. Never in the history of the world, has there been such a demand for coal and Kentucky is sitting on an abundance of it. We will tell the EPA and other unelected officials -who have no authority over Kentucky as a state- to ‘pound sand’. They have no legal authority and all they can do is sue; and in the meantime, Kentucky will do what it wants. (link)

Governor Matt bevin

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80 Responses to Governor Elect Matt Bevin To The EPA: “Go Pound Sand” Kentucky Is In The Coal Business…

  1. Doing a prohibited end-zone prayer/war dance here!!! 🙂

    Liked by 15 people

  2. ctdar says:

    How refreshing.

    Liked by 7 people

  3. beaujest says:

    “CoalAnger” !

    Liked by 24 people

  4. Paul Killinger says:

    A man after my own heart!

    Liked by 5 people

  5. DrPretorius says:

    Better late than never. But it’s interesting that this happened in Kentucky wanting to access their coal, rather than in Texas trying to stop illegal immigration. Bevin had the guts that Perry always lacked.

    Liked by 19 people

    • sunspots7 says:

      Perry is a globalist and wants cheap labor therefore open borders. So did Bush 2 (and 1). Perry supported the NAFTA super highway through Texas too, which is another globalist dream. Bush 2 and Perry could have solved Texas’ border problems but didn’t want to. They both talked tough but it was all lies. End of story.

      Liked by 3 people

  6. catmom says:

    I am looking forward to what Mr. Trump has in store for the EPA.

    Liked by 22 people

  7. 22227z says:


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  8. Good Leaders rising up! Trump is inspiring America. More to come! A new day is dawning, lots of work to be done but first we take out the TRASH! Replace with good leaders who love America, not fear and money! Congrats to KENTUCKY!

    Liked by 6 people

  9. oldschool64 says:

    Trump-Bevin 2016 (but I’ll settle for EPA Secretary)!

    Liked by 2 people

  10. tuesdayschild15 says:

    I grew up in Ky. The coal business isn’t healthy, but if that’s what the constituents want, then that’s what they should get.


    • haypa2haypa2 says:

      Grew up on a farm in WNY. We heated with coal as did most of our neighbors. If power went out we were toasty warm and could have warm not hot food.
      Now KY and surrounding states generate electricity in coal burning plants, Obama wants to shut them down too. There is not enough wind and solar to replace it, not to mention the cost. Other regions rely on coal for power generation too.

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      • I lay all energy blame at the feet of Barack Hussein Obama, aka Frank Marshall POTUS, faithful protector of the Russian energy sector and his Marxist friend Dilma in Brazil.

        Seven years ago, had Obama not been lying about “all of the above” energy, we would be well on our way toward throrium reactors. With massive new energy sources going online, coal would be migrating to its best purpose, as a carbon feedstock for materials of all kinds. CO2 emissions would be going down, while industry was booming. But no. Instead of letting the free market work out peaceful nuclear, we got Solyndra build on a house of cards.

        When Obama appointed nuclear expert Muniz in his second term, I was hoping it was with good intentions. Of course, I was wrong. It was only for two reasons: (1) to get somebody who would green-light the Iran fiasco, and (2) to get insider info to help him and his cronies park their investments for thorium’s inevitable rise.

        I’m SO looking forward to a smart, reasonable, and non-corrupt TRUMP administration.

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      • don L says:

        The war on coal is but a war on energy. The war on energy is but a war on America’s success.

        Liked by 1 person

  11. jackphatz says:

    So THAT’S what a pair looks like! After watching Obama, Boehner, Mc doodles…. we all forgot what that really meant. GO KY GO!

    Liked by 4 people

  12. markac60 says:


    Best Regard’s

    Mark Chaffin


  13. Millwright says:

    Nice to see a politician believing in “States’ Right” ! In one of my “lives spent a lot of time working in the “dirt burners” in Bevin’s bailiwick ! Even then I wondered why so little research was being undertaken to to burn BT coal more efficiently and cleaner ! ( I recall one MHD/combined cycle program backed by an industry giant the LBJ administration killed.) IAC, we ought to be using our largest natural resource to power America, not other nations ! But for the record, I’d much rather we generate electrical power with nuclear energy and reserve our coal resources for powering transportation.

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  14. justfactsplz says:

    A lot of unemployed coal minors are going to be so happy with this news. Bevin has true grit.

    Liked by 3 people

  15. czarowniczy says:

    Ah yes, the EPA valiantly defending the purity of our air while the POtuS negotiates a treaty with China that almost guarantees energy prices here will soar as we move to ‘clean energy’ and the Chinese make nebulous promises to may start doing something about the massive plumes of pollution they cough out by some time in the way future. Of course that recent announcement by the Chinese that the quantity of coal they burn, those same figures they negotiated on,. were off by about 17%. Ah well, that’s what you get when you have a Boy Wonder who believes in Common Core doing something that involves numbers over ’21’.

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  16. AllOrNothing! says:

    Now, that’s leadership! I agree: go pound sand EPA.


  17. yohio says:

    This is exactly what we have been searching for in our leaders. Someone with guts and gumption to spare. Good for you Governor Bevin enforce those states rights.

    Liked by 2 people

  18. PatriotUSA says:

    What is not to like with this, nothing. I love coal and fossil fuels. It is imperative we use every and all the resources that this country has. Coal is NOT evil. Progressive regressive politicians and ideologies are.


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  19. Garrison Hall says:

    I’ve just become a yuuuge fan of Matt Bevin. The EPA is rapacious in it’s overreach and dishonest manipulation of American laws. Bevin is right to say all the EPA can do is sue . . .
    Talk about defanging the snake! If the conservative states band together and engage the EPA in legal battles or, even better, simply refuse to abide by the EPA’s increasingly damaging mandates this could mean the effective end of the EPA. Federal agencies rule by intimidation, scaring states into doing their bidding. But what would happen if the states refused to play? GO MATT BEVIN

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    • Doodahdaze says:

      The only way the FEDS can sue a state is if the state allows them to, I think. The 11th amendment renders states immune from lawsuits by the FEDS.

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    • sunspots7 says:

      EPA will withhold other grant money Kentucky receives for other programs. The feds pay states to implement programs and the money is used for state salaries, roads, etc.. Loosing that money will hurt. BUT states need to stop their addiction to federal money. Its a very bad baaad drug. Praying Bevin sticks to his guns and finds ways to reduce state government quickly once they loose the grant money.


      • Mike says:

        Matt should have informal offsets on Federal tax collections if KY “fined by witholds”, e.g. making sure IRS etc use no local resources e.g. backup, state property (roads), or hospitals as possible, and that citizens have police support in a confrontation.


      • Old Conserative says:

        We should pass a provision that the states pay the federal government for services the individual states want/need with a couple of exceptions, defense and interstate trade regulation.


  20. Justice_099 says:

    The only dangerous path to this is if it court battle makes it up to our traitorous Supreme Court who will re-interpret, set a precedent, and pretty much destroy the 10th amendment like they have been doing to our constitution for the last decade.


    • Justice_099 says:

      And to be honest, the Supreme Court doesn’t really have that great of a track record defending the 10th Amendment. Their comments on it has historically been of condemnation, probably because it specifically limits their jurisdiction and power.


      • Mike says:

        Soap box, ballot box, jury box, am…. They are begging for Judge Colt’s opinion.

        The real American citizens have spoken decisively, repeatedly. The fascist-socialist elities in the Feds have been in the midst of an autocoup for decades. That is going to stop or be stopped, whether by Atlas Shrugging, or otherwise. Trump is probably our last best chance of not being a 3rd world country or in an ugy (un)civil war.


  21. Centinel2012 says:

    Reblogged this on Centinel2012 and commented:

    Go for it Dude you are 100% right they have no authority. Legally the only thing they can do is withhold federal money (which they take from the people of Kentucky) until you capitulate. So the soultion is to stop sending them the money they take.


  22. PerryC says:

    But–but….Bevin can’t do this, we need a Republican president first, right????


  23. Rosies Seeing Red says:

    This is exactly why this man got money from me when he was running against McConnell — even though I live in NJ! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  24. Jill says:

    Sounds good but the destruction to the industry and related good paying jobs is done


  25. Ruckweiler says:

    Good for him. The federal government’s overreach deserves the contempt sent its way.


  26. bpk1300 says:

    Thank you Kentucky for electing Matt Bevin, the work continues as you replace the house and senate in that state Keep the flag flying and may God bless each and every one of you and the USA!!!!!


  27. Todd baker says:

    Mitch McConnell is a complete disgrace to this nation as is Obama, the corruption with these politicians has reached an unprecedented level,with Obama’s killing of the job creating pipeline and McConnell’s war on coal,its quite apparent that these jerks are catering to goerge soros and and all those involved in the trade,what’s happening in america is a disgrace, these jerks need to be fired today !!!!!!! Enough is enough,the people will rise up against this corruption !!!!!!!!


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