kentuckians for the commonwealth http://wkms.org en Coal Association Applauds Federal Ruling http://wkms.org/post/coal-association-applauds-federal-ruling <p>Kentucky Coal Association President Bill Bissett&nbsp;is applauding a federal court ruling that found the EPA overstepped its authority in establishing water quality criteria for consideration of mining permits. He calls the decision Tuesday by U. S. District Judge Reggie Walton &ldquo;a victory for all of Kentucky and West Virginia.&rdquo; Wed, 01 Aug 2012 17:03:48 +0000 Dan Conti (KPR) & Angela Hatton 20070 at http://wkms.org Coal Association Applauds Federal Ruling Coal Lawsuit Intervention http://wkms.org/post/coal-lawsuit-intervention <p>The Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled environmental groups can intervene in a court case involving a coal company and water pollution. Thursday&rsquo;s ruling upholds a lower court decision that the groups can participate in a lawsuit filed by the state&rsquo;s Energy and Environment Cabinet against Frasure Creek Mining. The state filed a lawsuit against the mining company for violations of the Clean Water Act in eastern Kentucky. A settlement was reached, but the environmental groups say it is inadequate. Fri, 27 Apr 2012 20:18:09 +0000 Erica Peterson (KPR) 17790 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 2/9/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-2912 <p><strong>Kentucky Politics:</strong></p><p>Kentucky&#39;s Senate approved a <a href="http://wkms.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/post/senate-approves-dropout-bill">bill</a> today that allows individual school districts to decide whether to raise the dropout age and requires participating schools to have alternative education programs.</p> Thu, 09 Feb 2012 22:57:56 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 16863 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 2/9/12