The federal government has denied a petition that would set pollution limits for states in the Mississippi River Basin. The decision was criticized by environmental groups today. Pollution released from wastewater treatment plants and farm runoff eventually travel from Kentucky to the Mississippi River and are contributing to a growing ‘dead zone’ in the Gulf… Continue reading EPA Denies Water Pollution Petition
A proposal by Louisville Gas and Electric Company to build a new coal combustion waste dump at its Cane Run facility in west Louisville was the focus of a Metro Council informational hearing Thursday.
The U.S. EPA issued new rules for mountaintop coal mining intended to protect water quality. Environmentalists are thrilled; mine industry representatives aren’t.
A Kentucky environmental group tried to intervene in a case before the state’s utility regulators but was denied.
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.
A federal appeals court has sided with the Kentucky Waterways Alliance and other groups against the EPA over Kentucky water quality laws.