ALERT: "Chandler says support for cap-and-trade bill was 'the right vote'"
"Asked what tough votes he took in Congress, Chandler said, "I mean I took a stand on 'cap and trade,' for instance, and I have caught an enormous amount of grief for that, and I think in many respects it was the right vote and I don't think it was a vote against the coal industry either." http://www.kentucky.com/2012/10/10/2367106/chandler-says-support-for-cap.html
Ben Chandler voted for President Obama's national energy tax bill known as cap-and-trade, which would kill up to 35,000 Kentucky jobs and increase energy related costs by nearly $1,000 a year
President Obama said that his cap-and-trade program would bankrupt coal-powered plants and electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket