Environment

Environment
2:43 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Daviess County Lawsuit Seeks to Stop Rezoning of Land for Coal Mining

Five Daviess County residents have filed a lawsuit over a recent decision to allow coal mining on nearly 700 acres of land. The suit targets Daviess County Fiscal Court, the Owensboro Metropolitan Planning Commission, and Western Kentucky Minerals.

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Environment
3:49 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

Louisville Asks Liquor Warehouse to Control Vapors

Air quality officials in Louisville are warning liquor giant Diageo that it could face fines if it doesn't control the vapors coming from its storage warehouses in southern Louisville. The Air Pollution Control District says the vapors from the liquor storage houses cause a sour alcohol odor and promote the growth of a black mold or fungus that gathers on nearby homes.

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Environment
11:38 am
Tue September 4, 2012

Group Sues over Cleanup of Superfund Site

A group managing a Superfund site in western Kentucky has sued more than 300 companies, municipalities and universities to recoup the cost of waste removal at the Superfund site. LWD PRP wants to force 334 others to kick in money to cover the costs of removing a variety of liquid wastes, oils, and other hazardous and non-hazardous pollutants from the LWD incinerator site in Calvert City, Kentucky.

Environment
8:15 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Kentucky Organization Looking to Help Preserve Site in Hart County

The Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund has provided funding to help purchase a 90-acre tract in Hart County so that it can be preserved. Frenchman's Knob, just northeast of Bonnieville, will eventually be open to the public for hiking, bird watching and educational programs.

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Environment
9:34 am
Thu August 23, 2012

Henderson Power Supplier to Scrap Part of Pollution Controls Following Court Ruling

A western Kentucky utility says it’s withdrawing a pollution-control plan after an E.P.A rule was struck down in court this week. The Henderson-based Big Rivers Electric Cooperative says it will save customers about $225 million  by dropping the plan.

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Environment
8:15 am
Thu August 23, 2012

Federal Government to Test Kentucky River, May Impose Pollution Controls

A southwestern Kentucky river is set to undergo testing and farmers and businesses could face more restrictions in an effort to reduce river pollution depending upon the result. The United States Geological Survey will test the Little River, which runs through Trigg and Christian counties and flows into Lake Barkley.

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Environment
4:19 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Judges Strike Down EPA Rule on Cross-State Pollution, Impacting Kentucky and Others

A three-judge panel has voted two to one to strike down a new rule from the Environmental Protection Agency that would require some states to reduce pollution that travels across state lines. This puts the EPA in a difficult position.

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