pollution http://wkms.org en Settlement Cuts Cost of Pollution Control Plan http://wkms.org/post/settlement-cuts-cost-pollution-control-plan <p>A federal court ruling on power plant emissions has prompted a settlement cutting the cost of Big Rivers Electric’s pollution control plan by $225 million. The Kentucky Public Service Commission announced the settlement Monday. The electric company had proposed spending more than $283 million on pollution control systems for the plants in Hawesville, Centertown and two in Sebree in order to comply with federal rules. But in August, a federal court overruled some emission control regulations set by the Environmental Protection Agency. Tue, 02 Oct 2012 14:18:40 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 22736 at http://wkms.org Settlement Cuts Cost of Pollution Control Plan Environmental Groups File Suit to Expand EPA Air Pollution Rules http://wkms.org/post/environmental-groups-file-suit-expand-epa-air-pollution-rules <p>Environmental groups have filed suit in federal court in an effort to get the Environmental Protection Agency to stiffen rules regulating air pollution. The EPA finalized the Cross-State Air Pollution rule last summer, to crack down on several states&mdash;including Kentucky&mdash;that both send pollution across state lines and are affected by pollution from other states. That rule has been challenged by several states and industry groups, and is held up in court. Tue, 07 Aug 2012 19:48:23 +0000 Erica Peterson 20381 at http://wkms.org Environmental Groups File Suit to Expand EPA Air Pollution Rules