KY Proposes Settlement With Coal Company Over Water Pollution

The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection is proposing a settlement with a coal company over thousands of alleged violations of the Clean Water Act in eastern Kentucky. The deal is among the highest the state has ever levied for pollution penalties, but environmental groups say it still falls short. The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet […]

U.S. House Committee Passes Bill to Divest EPA of Water Program Oversight

A measure that would gut the nation’s Clean Water Act cleared a House committee this morning. House Resolution 2018 would basically allow states to set their water quality standards on their own. Right now, the federal Environmental Protection Agency administers the Clean Water Act. States can adopt stricter requirements, but the EPA sets the minimum […]