Tom Eblen

June 23, 2012

Tom Eblen: Straight talk from a U.S. Senator (not Kentucky's) about future of coal

Americans heard something on the U.S. Senate floor last Wednesday that they haven't heard for nearly three years: a coal-state senator and longtime supporter of the coal industry speak eloquent truth to power. Sen. Jay Rockefeller's 16-minute speech was remarkable for its wisdom and candor.

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About Tom Eblen

Tom Eblen


Tom Eblen is a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader who writes about life, people and issues in Lexington and Kentucky. A Lexington native, Eblen was the Herald-Leader's managing editor from 1998 to 2008.