EPA Issues New Air Standards for Power Plants

The federal Environmental Protection Agency is finalizing a new air pollution rule that’s meant to reduce power plant emissions. The rule will affect Kentucky, but not immediately. The EPA’s new rule is meant to control sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions, which are often blown across state lines. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson says regulating such […]

Fireworks Light Up Louisville’s Pollution Monitors

Some parts of Louisville sounded like a war zone last weekend as fireworks laws were relaxed and residents celebrated the Fourth of July holiday. But all of those fireworks contributed to some of the area’s air quality problems. There are two main kinds of air pollution: fine particle and ozone. Louisville has been having a […]

EPA Extends Comment Period for Air Pollution Rules

The federal Environmental Protection Agency is giving the public thirty more days to comment on a rule to regulate air pollution. Comments on the EPA’s proposed air toxics and mercury standards were initially due July 5, but now that’s been pushed back a month. In March, after a 20-year political and legal battle, the EPA […]

NYT Editorial Criticizes Power Company for Opposition to Clean Air Rules

The New York Times’ editorial yesterday took power giant American Electric Power to task for its opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed air standards. AEP has been contradicting itself lately, telling the public that the eventual closing of two dozen power plants will result in major job losses, even while the company tells investors […]

National Trails Day, Air Quality Alert Coincide

Tomorrow is National Trails Day and the Metro Parks Department is hosting a trail hike and trail construction in Jefferson Memorial Forest to encourage people to get outside. Unfortunately, Metro Government is warning people that the air could be dangerous for some. Matt Stull is the spokesman for the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District. “We’re […]