Environment

kystudentenvironmentalcoalition.org

  Members of the Kentucky Student Environmental Coalition met with state legislators Friday to discuss the Energy Opportunity Act, a bill KSEC hopes to pass this legislative session.

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Update: Amounts allocated to regional counties added.  

Approximately $1.06 million dollars in grant funding is going to aid cleanup efforts of illegal dumps in the Commonwealth, including four counties in far western Kentucky. 

KYTCDistrict2, via Facebook

Update Wednesday Morning: KYTC has expanded pre-treatment due to an increase in projected snowfall accumulation of up to 2 inches, particularly in the northern part of District 2, along the Ohio River. The 'supertanker' is operating on I-69 between Madisonville and Henderson.

TVA

Within the next five months, President-elect Donald Trump could appoint a majority of the board for the Tennessee Valley Authority, the nation's largest government-owned utility. 

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Eagle viewing tours and cruises are being offered over the next couple of months at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.

Austin Ramsey, WKMS

The nation's coal mines are nearing a new low mark for on-the-job deaths for the third year in a row and have a chance to keep the number of fatal accidents in single digits for the first time.  

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The Commonwealth’s state climatologist says predictions for the early part of 2017 indicate higher-than-normal precipitation and temperatures.

Erica Peterson | wfpl.org

  President-Elect Donald Trump has said he will revoke numerous federal regulations when he takes office, including the Obama administration’s rules to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. But while Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency may choose to turn a blind eye when it comes to enforcing the standard, getting rid of the Clean Power Plan entirely may be easier said than done.

Erica Peterson, WFPL

Residents of Kentucky’s coal counties are holding out hope that next year will bring the passage of the RECLAIM Act — legislation meant to free a billion dollars from the federal Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund to help spur economic development in communities hurting from the downturn in the coal industry.

Erica Peterson WFPL

With no changes to greenhouse gas emissions, people living across the United States can expect a marked increase in the intensity and frequency of extreme storms. That’s the conclusion of a study released earlier this month from the National Center for Atmospheric Research.  

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