The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has signed off on a controversial rule concerning mountaintop removal mining. The new rule would allow mining companies to place mining debris in streams.
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.
The Environmental Protection Agency may be close to finalizing a rule that would allow coal-fired power plants to forgo pollution controls if they expand their operations.
A nonprofit group says it wants the Environmental Protection Agency to get moving on efforts to tighten pollution standards for PVC manufacturing plants.
Louisville businesses and schools are entering a competition to increase their building’s energy efficiency. It’s called Kilowatt Crackdown. All 150 Jefferson County Public Schools are in the competition, and about thirty businesses have joined so far. Leslie Cook with the EPA’s EnergySTAR program says Louisville is leading the way with this initiative. “We really see… Continue reading Schools, Businesses Join Kilowatt Crackdown
A federal appeals court has sided with the Kentucky Waterways Alliance and other groups against the EPA over Kentucky water quality laws.
Louisville metro recently completed a new five-year plan for managing trash. The plan calls for Louisville to recycle 25% of that waste—a goal the city hasn’t changed in years. WFPL’s Kristin Espeland investigates whether the city is reaching that goal, and where it’s falling short.
The Environmental Protection Agency has announced it will allow companies it regulates nationwide to self-report, online, any violations of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act.
The EPA says 19 Indiana counties an townships are not meeting federal soot standards; Indiana says it should be only 5.
The Environmental Protection Agency has reviewed the latest studies of the health impacts of short-term exposure to nitrogen oxides, or NOx. Those impacts can include respiratory trouble and trips to the emergency room. Children and asthmatics are particularly vulnerable.