Bird enthusiasts will welcome the news that a pesticide toxic to the animals has been banned. The Environmental Protection Agency used to allow a small residue of the chemical on food. But now—carbofuran will be phased out by the end of this year. A native Kentucky species called the Cerulean Warbler, however, may still be in danger where it winters in Central and South America because farmers continue to use carbofuran on fruit and vegetable crops the birds eat.
The Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it plans to develop regulations for managing coal waste. The news comes a little less than three months after a coal ash spill in Tennessee buried more than 300 acres under ashy sludge, polluted nearby rivers, killed fish, and destroyed homes.
The Environmental Protection Agency has announced a new initiative to track toxic air pollution at some of the nation’s schools. Louisville’s Air Pollution Control Board spokesman Matt Stull says the EPA will prioritize schools most at risk based on state input.
Thick black sludge buried nearly 300 acres in the December 2008 coal ash spill at a Tennessee power plant. And the disaster left many asking how it could have happened. Now, as U.S. lawmakers push for answers, WFPL’s Kristin Espeland finds out who’s watching coal ash in Kentucky.
A U.S. District Court of Appeals has ruled that the EPA must reconsider a 2006 decision on national soot –or particulate matter—standards.
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.
The Environmental Protection Agency has declared several counties in Kentucky and Indiana to be out of compliance with federal standards for fine particle air pollution, or soot. Jefferson is one of those counties.
A coalition of environmental groups is suing the Environmental Protection Agency in federal court over a recently approved mountaintop removal mining rule change. The old rule required mining companies to keep debris at least a hundred feet away from valley streams. But because of different interpretations of the rule, many miles of streams have already been covered with debris.
There’s no debate, it’s been over for quite some time. Global warming is happening, we’re causing it, and it’s getting worse, fast. So, I hope you’ll study up on the copious amount of science out there on the problem.
The Environmental Protection Agency has unveiled a new web site aimed at capturing environmental criminals. The new “Most Wanted” site lists 23 fugitives with mug shots and descriptions of alleged crimes.