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Democrat Alison Grimes weighs in on same side as Republican Mitch McConnell on coal plant
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, October 31, 2013 4:02 AM EDT
Democrat Alison Grimes has joined Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell in urging the Tennessee Valley Authority to keep a coal-fired generating plant operating in western Kentucky.
McConnell met with Tennessee Valley Authority President William Johnson last week to seek continued operation of the generating plant.
TVA is considering whether it should add new emission controls to two coal-fired units that date back to the late 1950s, build a new generating plant powered by natural gas or take no action.
TVA said in a statement last week that officials are "evaluating all options."