Common Cause Kentucky http://wkyufm.org en Watchdog Group Pushing Beshear for Special Session on Bluegrass Pipeline http://wkyufm.org/post/watchdog-group-pushing-beshear-special-session-bluegrass-pipeline <p>A government watchdog group is urging Gov. Steve Beshear to call a special session this fall to pass legislation to protect private landowners from companies that have said they may use eminent domain to get right of way for a controversial pipeline project.</p><p>Common Cause of Kentucky delivered a letter to Beshear&#39;s office on Wednesday.</p><p>The Bluegrass Pipeline, being built by Williams Co. and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners of Texas, would cross northern and central Kentucky.</p><p>The material to be carried by the pipeline is a liquid byproduct of the natural gas refining process that is used to make plastics, medical supplies and carpet, among other products.</p><p>Richard Beliles, chairman of Common Cause Kentucky, said the pipeline would pose a hazard risk to the state. Thu, 26 Sep 2013 15:35:28 +0000 Associated Press 37611 at http://wkyufm.org Kentucky Lawmaker with Financial Interests in Coal Brokered State Deal with India http://wkyufm.org/post/kentucky-lawmaker-financial-interests-coal-brokered-state-deal-india <p>The involvement of a state representative in a major coal deal in Kentucky is raising some eyebrows. The $7 billion contract signed Wednesday creates a 25-year standing order to ship 9 million tons of Kentucky coal annually to India. Thu, 16 Aug 2012 18:19:45 +0000 Erica Peterson--WFPL 17567 at http://wkyufm.org Kentucky Lawmaker with Financial Interests in Coal Brokered State Deal with India