LG&E http://wkyufm.org en Using Hidden Camera Evidence, Environmental Groups Plan to Sue LG&E for Discharges into Ohio River http://wkyufm.org/post/using-hidden-camera-evidence-environmental-groups-plan-sue-lge-discharges-ohio-river <p>After collecting a year's worth of images of what they say are illegal discharges from one of Louisville Gas &amp; Electric's coal ash ponds into the Ohio River, environmental groups say they plan to sue the company.&nbsp;</p><p>The Notice of Intent to sue filed by the Sierra Club and Earthjustice alleges that even though LG&amp;E's permit allows “occasional” discharges directly into the Ohio River, the company has released water from its coal ash ponds into the river at least daily for the past five years.</p><p>"It’s obvious that they think they can operate with impunity," said Tom Pearce, a local Sierra Club organizer. "It’s the reason that we can’t eat fish out of our river. It’s the reason that our river is rates as one of the dirtiest rivers in the country. Is it any wonder?" Mon, 17 Mar 2014 22:57:02 +0000 Erica Peterson 45248 at http://wkyufm.org Kentucky Coal Plant's Upgrade to Create 700 Jobs http://wkyufm.org/post/kentucky-coal-plants-upgrade-create-700-jobs <p>State leaders say a nearly $1 billion project to update pollution controls at a massive Louisville power plant will be a boost for Kentucky's coal industry. The upgrades at LG&amp;E's Mill Creek Generating Station in southwestern Jefferson County are expected to add about 700 construction jobs. They will also allow the 1,400-megawatt plant to continue to burn coal by meeting stricter federal air regulations that go in force in 2016. Thu, 29 Nov 2012 19:13:32 +0000 Associated Press 23055 at http://wkyufm.org Kentucky Coal Plant's Upgrade to Create 700 Jobs