EPA http://wkms.org en Lawmakers Skewer EPA, Obama Over Coal Regulations http://wkms.org/post/lawmakers-skewer-epa-obama-over-coal-regulations <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A panel of Kentucky lawmakers is criticizing an Environmental Protection Agency proposal to limit carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Members of the Interim Joint Committee on Natural Resources and the Environment targeted the regulations&nbsp;Thursday&nbsp;which will require a nationwide 30 percent reduction in the gas that climate scientist say contribute to climate change.</span></p><p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 11:18:40 +0000 Jonathan Meador 41815 at http://wkms.org Lawmakers Skewer EPA, Obama Over Coal Regulations Kentucky Climate Policy Czar Still Going Through Over One Thousand Pages of New EPA Rules http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-climate-policy-czar-still-going-through-over-one-thousand-pages-new-epa-rules <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">The man who will help lead Kentucky’s effort to meet new air pollution standards says his office will stay above the political battle surrounding the issue.</p><p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Kentucky’s assistant secretary for climate policy, John Lyons, faces the unenviable task of combing through 1,400 pages of material that spell out the new federal carbon emissions rules announced this week by the Environmental Protection Agency. The regulations have been denounced this week by both of Kentucky’s U.S. Senate candidates as well as business leaders who predict doom for the state’s coal industry and overall economy.</p><p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 17:29:41 +0000 Kevin Willis (WKYU) 41110 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Climate Policy Czar Still Going Through Over One Thousand Pages of New EPA Rules Construction of Natural Gas Plant Underway at Paradise Fossil Plant http://wkms.org/post/construction-natural-gas-plant-underway-paradise-fossil-plant <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Construction crews have cleared about 60 percent of the land needed to begin building a new natural&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">gas plant at the Paradise Fossil Plant in Muhlenberg County. The new plant is scheduled to open by&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Spring of 2017, and will take the place of two coal burning units currently in operation at the Tennessee Valley Authority facility.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 11:50:22 +0000 Kevin Willis (KPR) 41039 at http://wkms.org Construction of Natural Gas Plant Underway at Paradise Fossil Plant Kentucky Reacts to New EPA Rules http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-reacts-new-epa-rules <p>The new Environmental Protection Agency rules seek to cut carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030.&nbsp; State's heavily dependent on coal, like Kentucky, are expected to have some flexibility in meeting a new standard.&nbsp; Still, Kentucky Coal Association President Bill Bissett believes an already diminished eastern Kentucky mining industry would suffer more job losses and says the potential impact goes beyond the coal fields to all manufacturers.</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 11:51:28 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 41009 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Reacts to New EPA Rules Kentucky's at the Top of the List for Carbon Dioxide Pollution http://wkms.org/post/kentuckys-top-list-carbon-dioxide-pollution <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">A new report on U.S. power plant emissions says Kentucky has the highest rate of carbon dioxide emissions in the nation.</p><p> Wed, 28 May 2014 21:14:32 +0000 Kevin Willis 40900 at http://wkms.org Kentucky's at the Top of the List for Carbon Dioxide Pollution Senate OKs Bill Allowing Coal Plants to Regulate Own Emissions http://wkms.org/post/senate-oks-bill-allowing-coal-plants-regulate-own-emissions <p>A bill that would allow coal-fired electric power plants in Kentucky to regulate their own carbon dioxide emissions has passed out of both chamber of the state legislature.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The bill has received massive bipartisan support.</span></p><p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 11:15:22 +0000 Jonathan Meador 39362 at http://wkms.org Senate OKs Bill Allowing Coal Plants to Regulate Own Emissions Murray Citizens And Leaders Meet With EPA in Development Workshop http://wkms.org/post/murray-citizens-and-leaders-meet-epa-development-workshop <p></p><p>Representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency met with citizens, civic leaders and Murray State officials last night to discuss sustainable rural development strategies. Such strategies include how to increase green spaces, promote more biking and walking and adjust zoning for new and aging neighborhoods. EPA contractor Milton Herd said Murray is not alone in wanting to sustain its growth as well as its rural nature. Wed, 10 Apr 2013 16:19:49 +0000 John Walker 30393 at http://wkms.org Murray Citizens And Leaders Meet With EPA in Development Workshop Kentucky Environmental Foundation To Study Health Impacts Of Shawnee Power Plant http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-environmental-foundation-study-health-impacts-shawnee-power-plant <p></p><p>The Kentucky Environmental Foundation will conduct a health impact assessment on the retrofitting or retirement of the Tennessee Valley Authority's Shawnee Fossil Plant near Paducah.</p><p>The Kentucky Environmental Foundation is an environmental advocacy group based in Richmond, Ky. with a history of working on chemical weapons issues surrounding the Blue Grass Army Depot. Recently it has become more involved in clean energy and chemical safety. KEF Energy and Health Coordinator Deborah Payne says the assessment comes at a time of change for the Plant and the assessment will be taking that into account. Tue, 02 Apr 2013 20:06:51 +0000 John Walker 30068 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Environmental Foundation To Study Health Impacts Of Shawnee Power Plant There’s Plenty of Landfill Space in Illinois http://wkms.org/post/there-s-plenty-landfill-space-illinois <p></p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 14:06:19 +0000 Dave Shinall & The Associated Press 21384 at http://wkms.org There’s Plenty of Landfill Space in Illinois What Does the Recent EPA Ruling Really Mean for Kentucky Coal Mines? http://wkms.org/post/what-does-recent-epa-ruling-really-mean-kentucky-coal-mines <p>Kentucky politicians <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/beshear-applauds-ruling-against-epa-water-regulation" target="_blank">have</a> <a href="http://www.wkyt.com/wymt/home/headlines/Reaction-to-federal-judges-ruling-against-the-EPA-164664646.html" target="_blank">been </a><a href="http://www.lex18.com/news/barr-ruling-against-epa-underscores-need-for-congressional-action-against-regulatory-abuse" target="_blank">lining </a>up to praise a judge&rsquo;s decision earlier this week to overturn the new way the <a href="http://www.epa.gov" target="_blank">Environmental Protection Agency </a>has been evaluating coal mining permits. The EPA was sued by the <a href="http://www.nma.org" target="_blank">National Mining Association</a> and several individual states, including Kentucky. But the ruling could have few practical implications for the coal industry.</p><p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 19:02:08 +0000 Erica Peterson 20119 at http://wkms.org What Does the Recent EPA Ruling Really Mean for Kentucky Coal Mines?