The federal government has unveiled air quality standards that will affect new coal-fired power plants. The new EPA rules mark the first time carbon dioxide emissions from all new power plants will be limited. This doesn’t mean there won’t be any new coal-fired power plants built in the U.S., but it does mean that any… Continue reading New EPA Rules Will Limit Carbon Pollution for All Future Power Plants
Kentucky and Indiana are among twenty-five states seeking a delay in federal regulations to reduce mercury and other toxic air pollution. The deadline for the Environmental Protection Agency to set standards for mercury and other toxic air pollution is November 16. But twenty-five states have filed a brief in the case asking a judge to… Continue reading Kentucky Joins Effort to Delay Air Pollution Rules
Kentucky is among the states with the worst air quality, according to a report released this week. The report was commissioned by the Natural Resources Defense Council, but used data self-reported by industries and publicly available on the Environmental Protection Agency’s website. Kentucky ranked fourth in the list of the 20 ‘most toxic’ states. Not… Continue reading Kentucky Ranked High in List of 20 ‘Most Toxic’ States
Drilling has begun in western Kentucky on a new well that will test the feasibility of storing carbon dioxide deep underground. It’s still no sure-fire way to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
The skies over Mammoth Cave National Park are already so hazy, it’s hard to see more than a few miles. Now, a confusing whirl of pending regulations and law suits is putting the future of air quality in all national parks at stake. WFPL’s Kristin Espeland reports.
State Air Quality head John Lyons says that because a federal rule to curb mercury emissions was vacated by the courts, Kentucky plans to author its own regulation.