Thomas Pearce http://wkms.org en Sierra Club Says It Believes Shawnee Power Plant is Leaking Coal Ash into Waterways http://wkms.org/post/sierra-club-says-it-believes-shawnee-power-plant-leaking-coal-ash-waterways <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Sierra Club official says the environmental group is investigating whether or not the Shawnee Fossil Fuel Plant is contaminating Kentucky waterways with coal ash.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Coal ash is the residue left after the plant burns coal to generate power.</span></p><p>Sierra Club Louisville organizer Thomas Pearce says the group has reason to believe the Shawnee plant is leaking coal ash from its retention ponds into McCracken County’s Little Bayou Creek.</p><p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 19:42:58 +0000 Whitney Jones 39790 at http://wkms.org Sierra Club Says It Believes Shawnee Power Plant is Leaking Coal Ash into Waterways Sierra Club Urges Retirement of Western Ky. Coal Plant http://wkms.org/post/sierra-club-urges-retirement-western-ky-coal-plant <p>An environmental group is launching an aggressive campaign urging the retirement of the coal-burning Elmer Smith Power Plant in Owensboro.</p><p>The Sierra Club will have ads featured in both print and web versions of the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer, in addition to a door-to-door effort.</p><p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 20:18:25 +0000 John Null 34472 at http://wkms.org Sierra Club Urges Retirement of Western Ky. Coal Plant