Ky. groups oppose bill aimed at saving Century

Mar 06, 2013 | 09:04 AM | Michael Cowden

Tags  Kentucky Association of Manufacturers, Greg Higdon, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Dave Adkisson, Century Aluminum, Michael Bless, Hawesville smelter, Rio Tinto Alcan Sebree smelter

CHICAGO — Proposed Kentucky legislation that would allow aluminum smelters to seek power on the open market is drawing opposition from three business and environmental organizations in the state.

The proposed laws could have negative consequences for other energy consumers, the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers and the Kentucky Resources Council said.

Manufacturers, for example, could see higher power bills, something they can’t afford in an uncertain economy, the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers said.....

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