Well, mostly. We did have air quality alerts here on Thursday and today (Friday), caused essentially by too many cars on the roads and high temperatures.
But on Capitol Hill, administrators and legislators alike made progress on curbing the kinds of emissions that can lead to those alerts.
The Environmental Protection Agency has fined Kentucky Utilities one-point-four million dollars for Clean Air Act violations. As WFPL’s Kristin Espeland reports, the KU plant failed install the required pollution controls.
Spalding University will host a panel discussion about industry and pollution in Louisville’s Rubbertown neighborhood.
Are pollutants causing birds to sing out of tune?
The EPA says 19 Indiana counties an townships are not meeting federal soot standards; Indiana says it should be only 5.
Throughout Kentucky, human traffic and pollution have damaged caves and sinkholes. And that in turn has polluted the groundwater many end up drinking. Although some of these sensitive ecosystems are making a come-back, as WFPL’s Kristin Espeland reports, the caves remain vulnerable.
Do you change your plans – driving, mowing? – when you hear about an air quality alert?