power plants http://wkms.org en Power Plant Project Good for W. Ky. Coal Industry. http://wkms.org/post/power-plant-project-good-w-ky-coal-industry <p></p><p>State leaders say a nearly $1 billion project to update pollution controls at a massive Louisville power plant will be a boost for <font color="red">Kentucky's</font> coal industry.</p><p>The upgrades at LG&amp;E's Mill Creek Generating Station in southwestern Jefferson County are expected to add about 700 construction jobs. They will also allow the 1,400-megawatt plant to continue to burn coal by meeting stricter federal air regulations that go in force in 2016. Thu, 29 Nov 2012 21:39:50 +0000 The Associated Press 25094 at http://wkms.org Power Plant Project Good for W. Ky. Coal Industry. Kentucky Ranks First in Toxic Air Pollution from Power Plants http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-ranks-first-toxic-air-pollution-power-plants Kentucky is number one on a list of the states with the most toxic air pollution from power plants.<p>The <a href="http://www.nrdc.org" target="_blank">Natural Resources Defense Council</a> analyzed the data self-reported by industries in the <a href="http://epa.gov/tri/" target="_blank">Toxic Release Inventory</a>, which is managed by the federal government. The most recent data is from 2010, and that year, Kentucky’s power plants emitted more than 40 million pounds of toxic air pollution. Thu, 09 Aug 2012 19:36:19 +0000 Erica Peterson 20513 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Ranks First in Toxic Air Pollution from Power Plants