Environmental Protection Agency

2:48 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Environmental Groups File Suit to Expand EPA Air Pollution Rules

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—including Kentucky—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.

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2:02 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

What Does the Recent EPA Ruling Really Mean for Kentucky Coal Mines?


Kentucky politicians have been lining up to praise a judge’s decision earlier this week to overturn the new way the Environmental Protection Agency has been evaluating coal mining permits. The EPA was sued by the National Mining Association and several individual states, including Kentucky. But the ruling could have few practical implications for the coal industry.

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10:45 am
Fri July 27, 2012

New Illinois laws on recycling, protecting environment


Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed three new environmental laws yesterday aimed at protecting ecosystems from invasive species, improving recycling and promoting green technology in plumbing.  

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11:49 am
Wed June 20, 2012

McConnell Wants EPA Regulation Blocked

Senator Mitch McConnell is urging his colleagues to block a move by the Environmental Protection Agency that would limit coal fired power plant emissions in the Commonwealth. 

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12:16 pm
Mon June 11, 2012

Rep Gooch Criticizes EPA

Rep. Jim Gooch
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The chairman of the House Natural Resources and Environment Committee says he would not have a problem with coal being replaced as one of the country’s major sources of energy. 

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2:27 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

Paducah Marina Project Moves Forward

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Construction begins next summer on a massive marina and riverfront project in downtown Paducah. 

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