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Coal Ash News Special [Audio]

by Laura Ellis on October 13, 2011

On Thursday we spent an hour looking at Coal Ash — what it is, whether it’s dangerous, and how it’s regulated.

We spoke with John Voyles, Vice President of Transmission and Generation Services for LG&E; Tom Fitzgerald Founder and Director of the the Kentucky Resources Council; Tom Robl, Associate Director of Environmental and Coal Technologies at University of Kentucky; and Scott Slesinger, Legislative Director at the Natural Resources Defense Council.

The show will be rebroadcast Thursday night at 9pm, or you can listen to it below.

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Hearing on Zeon Class Action Settlement Begins

by Erica Peterson August 31, 2011

Dozens of residents of Louisville’s Rubbertown neighborhood were at the federal courthouse today for a fairness hearing in a class action lawsuit against Zeon Chemicals. The settlement agreement offers up to $750 for those who live within a mile of the chemical plant, and up to $100 for those within one to two miles. Nine […]

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Conservationist Says Beshear Wrong About “War on Coal”

by admin June 1, 2011

Responding to Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear’s claim that the federal government is the reason for rising utility bills, the director of the Kentucky Resources Council says the governor should strive to lower electricity consumption instead of blaming regulators. Last month, Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities’ announced a rate increase up to 19 percent. […]

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In Depth: Religious Billboards Debated In Frankfort

by Rick Howlett March 23, 2010

In the waning days of the 2010 Kentucky General Assembly, environmentalists find themselves in the sensitive position of challenging legislation aimed at protecting religious billboards.

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Nuclear Power Measure Advances In Frankfort

by Rick Howlett February 26, 2009

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh A Kentucky state senator wants the commonwealth to join the 31 states that already have nuclear power plants operating within their borders. Current Kentucky law prohibits construction of nuclear power plants in the state until there is a licensed and available location for disposal of used nuclear fuel. Paducah […]

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A Look Back at the Year in the Environment

by kespeland December 29, 2008

2008 was a big year for the environment. WFPL’s Kristin Espeland takes stock of what happened on the front lines and in the headlines.

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