Sierra Club http://wfpl.org en Sierra Club to Hold Rally Against Coal at UK http://wfpl.org/post/sierra-club-hold-rally-against-coal-uk <p>The Sierra Club is planning a rally at noon today at the University of Kentucky to protest the ties between the school's athletic department and the coal industry.</p><p>UK and the coal industry have a fairly close relationship--the men's basketball dorm is called the Wildcat Coal Lodge, after coal industry contributions, and there have been prominent coal advertisements during some athletic events.</p> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 14:35:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 1553 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Environmental Activist Wins National Award http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-environmental-activist-wins-national-award <p>Louisville resident Kathy Little has been selected to receive a national award from the<a href="http://www.sierraclub.org" target="_blank"> Sierra Club</a> for her activism opposing the coal-fired Cane Run Power Plant.</p><p>Little has lived across the street from the Cane Run Power Station in southwest Louisville for decades. But in recent years, she&rsquo;s organized residents and challenged utility company <a href="http://www.lge-ku.com" target="_blank">Louisville Gas and Electric </a>on its handling of coal ash at the site.</p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 14:52:20 +0000 Erica Peterson 1224 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Environmental Activist Wins National Award A Primer on Sulfur Dioxide and the Latest Sierra Club Report http://wfpl.org/post/primer-sulfur-dioxide-and-latest-sierra-club-report <p>A new report from by the <a href="http://www.sierraclub.org" target="_blank">Sierra Club</a> estimates how much sulfur dioxide is emitted from nine Kentucky power plants and <a href="https://www.box.com/s/hvkmtdvspluhzuridux5" target="_blank">it finds that all nine of them</a>&mdash;including the Mill Creek and Cane Run power plants in Louisville&mdash;are violating the national air quality standards.</p><p>Sulfur dioxide has been linked to health issues like pulmonary inflammation, asthma, emphysema and other lung conditions.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 20:00:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 1051 at http://wfpl.org