Surface Mining Rule Change Could Impact KY Waterways

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.

City Targets Smaller Toxic Air Sources

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.