6:15 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Senate OKs Bill Allowing Coal Plants to Regulate Own Emissions

Credit wikipedia.org

A bill that would allow coal-fired electric power plants in Kentucky to regulate their own carbon dioxide emissions has passed out of both chamber of the state legislature. The bill has received massive bipartisan support.

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11:19 am
Wed April 10, 2013

Murray Citizens And Leaders Meet With EPA in Development Workshop

Representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency met with citizens, civic leaders and Murray State officials last night to discuss sustainable rural development strategies. Such strategies include how to increase green spaces, promote more biking and walking and adjust zoning for new and aging neighborhoods. EPA contractor Milton Herd said Murray is not alone in wanting to sustain its growth as well as its rural nature.

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3:06 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Kentucky Environmental Foundation To Study Health Impacts Of Shawnee Power Plant

The Kentucky Environmental Foundation will conduct a health impact assessment on the retrofitting or retirement of the Tennessee Valley Authority's Shawnee Fossil Plant near Paducah.

The Kentucky Environmental Foundation is an environmental advocacy group based in Richmond, Ky. with a history of working on chemical weapons issues surrounding the Blue Grass Army Depot. Recently it has become more involved in clean energy and chemical safety. KEF Energy and Health Coordinator Deborah Payne says the assessment comes at a time of change for the Plant and the assessment will be taking that into account.

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9:06 am
Tue August 28, 2012

There’s Plenty of Landfill Space in Illinois


An annual report on Illinois landfills shows there is enough space for the expected refuse that will accumulate over the next 23 years. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency's 25th annual report on nonhazardous solid waste management indicates 45 landfills in the state had more than one billion cubic yards of space left. That's up less than one percent from the year before. Officials say it's important to remember space fluctuates from year to year as areas within landfills are filled and new ones open.

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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12:03 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

Coal Association Applauds Federal Ruling


Kentucky Coal Association President Bill Bissett is applauding a federal court ruling that found the EPA overstepped its authority in establishing water quality criteria for consideration of mining permits. He calls the decision Tuesday by U. S. District Judge Reggie Walton “a victory for all of Kentucky and West Virginia.”

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1:27 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

Water Conservation Tips from the KY Division of Water

The Kentucky Division of Water is encouraging citizens to learn how they can conserve water during drought and year-round with some simple changes in their water-use habits.

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3:16 pm
Wed June 20, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 6/20/12

"Solitary confinement, it breaks a man's will to live. He deteriorates right in front of your eyes."
philld Geograph project

Today on NPR: Advocates for prisoners have long argued that confinement conditions in prisons violate the constitutional ban on cruel and unusual punishment. On Tuesday, they made their case before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee, complete with a replica prison cell in the hearing room.

Four Rivers Region:

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12:16 pm
Mon June 11, 2012

Rep Gooch Criticizes EPA

Rep. Jim Gooch
LRC Public Information

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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8:57 am
Wed June 6, 2012

EPA Coal Hearings Begin

The Environmental Protection Agency is in Kentucky this week taking testimony on the federal government’s objection to 36 coal mining permits in Eastern Kentucky. 

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