On Thursday we spent an hour looking at Coal Ash — what it is, whether it’s dangerous, and how it’s regulated. We spoke with John Voyles, Vice President of Transmission and Generation Services for LG&E; Tom Fitzgerald Founder and Director of the the Kentucky Resources Council; Tom Robl, Associate Director of Environmental and Coal Technologies… Continue reading Coal Ash News Special [Audio]
Dozens of residents of Louisville’s Rubbertown neighborhood were at the federal courthouse today for a fairness hearing in a class action lawsuit against Zeon Chemicals. The settlement agreement offers up to $750 for those who live within a mile of the chemical plant, and up to $100 for those within one to two miles. Nine… Continue reading Hearing on Zeon Class Action Settlement Begins
Responding to Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear’s claim that the federal government is the reason for rising utility bills, the director of the Kentucky Resources Council says the governor should strive to lower electricity consumption instead of blaming regulators. Last month, Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities’ announced a rate increase up to 19 percent.… Continue reading Conservationist Says Beshear Wrong About “War on Coal”
In the waning days of the 2010 Kentucky General Assembly, environmentalists find themselves in the sensitive position of challenging legislation aimed at protecting religious billboards.
From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh A Kentucky state senator wants the commonwealth to join the 31 states that already have nuclear power plants operating within their borders. Current Kentucky law prohibits construction of nuclear power plants in the state until there is a licensed and available location for disposal of used nuclear fuel. Paducah… Continue reading Nuclear Power Measure Advances In Frankfort
2008 was a big year for the environment. WFPL’s Kristin Espeland takes stock of what happened on the front lines and in the headlines.