Panel to Discuss Louisville’s Air Pollution Problems, as Well as Successes in Pollution Control

So far this year, Louisville has had a record number of Air Quality Alert days, when levels of ozone were dangerously high. But in recent years, the city has made progress in controlling air pollution. The state of Louisville’s air and upcoming regulations will be the subject of a panel discussion today.

Lawyer Files Ethics Complaint Over “Appalachian Inbreeding” Comments, Council Schedules Meetings to Fill District 1 Seat, Ozone Alert Declared for Friday: Afternoon Review

A North Carolina law professor has filed an ethics complaint against the Washington, D.C. law firm that insinuated inbreeding was responsible for birth defects in Appalachia. The law firm made the comments while trying to refute a study connecting mountaintop removal to birth defect rates. The Louisville Metro Council will interview the 15 applicants who […]

Obama Administration Withdraws Draft to Strengthen Ozone Standards

As Louisville suffers a string of bad air quality days due to high ozone levels, the Obama Administration has announced that it’s withdrawing a proposal to strengthen the nation’s ozone standard. President Barack Obama has asked Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson to withdraw a draft proposal that would tighten the Ozone National Ambient Air […]

UCS Study Links Climate Change, Higher Ozone Levels

Louisville is mired in a string of unhealthy air days, and the ozone levels expected today and tomorrow will be the highest the city has seen so far this year. A study recently released suggests links between climate change and increased ozone exposure. Ozone happens when pollution from exhaust and industries combine and chemically react […]

Louisville Ties Last Year’s Record for Air Quality Alert Days

There’s an Air Quality Alert in effect for today and another one for tomorrow. So far, 18 alerts have been called this year; that’s the same number declared last year. Air pollution causes irritation in the lungs, and the immune system reacts to it. But when someone has breathing problems and is exposed to natural […]