Jefferson County’s Metropolitan Sewer District is entering the next phase of a major project to upgrade its sewer system. The goal is to curb the millions of gallons of untreated sewage that spill every year into local waterways. WFPL’s Kristin Espeland reports.
The nation’s top regulatory office for surface mining wants to change a rule that protects streams and creeks. The OSM says it’s clarifying the 25 year old rule. Critics say they’re gutting it, and risking the future of Appalachia’s water supply and quality. WFPL’s Kristin Espeland has our story.
The federal government has cited Louisville for violating a key air quality standard. And that’s the EPA standard for fine particulates. As WFPL’s Kristin Espeland reports, the city is on track to get back into compliance, and there’s a chance it can do even better.
Louisville residents have been breathing polluted air for years. Now, there’s hope of improving air quality as several city programs take shape. One targets the tiny particles that come from burning fossil fuels. Another tackles toxic chemicals. WFPL’s Kristin Espeland has the first of two reports on their progress.