The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection is proposing a settlement with a coal company over thousands of alleged violations of the Clean Water Act in eastern Kentucky. The deal is among the highest the state has ever levied for pollution penalties, but environmental groups say it still falls short. The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet… Continue reading KY Proposes Settlement With Coal Company Over Water Pollution
A measure that would gut the nation’s Clean Water Act cleared a House committee this morning. House Resolution 2018 would basically allow states to set their water quality standards on their own. Right now, the federal Environmental Protection Agency administers the Clean Water Act. States can adopt stricter requirements, but the EPA sets the minimum… Continue reading U.S. House Committee Passes Bill to Divest EPA of Water Program Oversight
The U.S. EPA is proposing to revoke a Clean Water Act permit for one of the largest surface coal mines in Appalachia: the Spruce No. 1 mine in Logan County, WV.
The coal mining industry is bemoaning a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announcement that it will seek an enhanced environmental review of 79 surface mining permit applications. Most of the projects are in Kentucky.
A federal appeals court has sided with the Kentucky Waterways Alliance and other groups against the EPA over Kentucky water quality laws.