coal http://wfpl.org en Instead of Emailing, Some Kentuckians Choose Traveling 400+ Miles For EPA Public Hearing http://wfpl.org/post/instead-emailing-some-kentuckians-choose-traveling-400-miles-epa-public-hearing <p>The Environmental Protection Agency <a href="http://www2.epa.gov/carbon-pollution-standards/forms/public-hearings-clean-power-plan-proposed-rule" target="_blank">will hold hearings this week</a> on proposed regulations to limit the carbon dioxide coal-fired power plants can emit. And environmental activists and coal industry supporters are both traveling from Kentucky to Atlanta this week for the federal hearing.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:45:55 +0000 Erica Peterson 9851 at http://wfpl.org Instead of Emailing, Some Kentuckians Choose Traveling 400+ Miles For EPA Public Hearing Report Quantifies EPA Rule's Effect on Coal-Producing Regions http://wfpl.org/post/report-quantifies-epa-rules-effect-coal-producing-regions <p><a href="http://csis.org/event/remaking-american-power" target="_blank">A preliminary analysis</a> of the effects of the <a href="http://www2.epa.gov/carbon-pollution-standards/clean-power-plan-proposed-rule" target="_blank">EPA’s new greenhouse gas rules</a> on regions of the country suggest some states fighting the regulations—like Texas and Oklahoma—may see economic benefits under the rule.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:22:17 +0000 Erica Peterson 9841 at http://wfpl.org Report Quantifies EPA Rule's Effect on Coal-Producing Regions LG&E Fined Again for Odor Problems at Cane Run Power Plant http://wfpl.org/post/lge-fined-again-odor-problems-cane-run-power-plant <p>Louisville Gas and Electric has been fined again for issues at the company's Cane Run Power Station. This time, the problem stems from complaints of rotten egg and sulfur odors emanating from the plant in February.</p><p>According to the <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/234879046/NOV-02578-LG-E">Notice of Violation issued June 26,&nbsp;</a>the Air Pollution Control District has offered to settle the case for $3,000 in fines, plus remedial action.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:08:05 +0000 Erica Peterson 9831 at http://wfpl.org LG&E Fined Again for Odor Problems at Cane Run Power Plant More Coal Layoffs in Eastern Kentucky, But Don't Blame Environmental Regulations http://wfpl.org/post/more-coal-layoffs-eastern-kentucky-dont-blame-environmental-regulations <p>This week, Arch Coal&nbsp;<a href="http://news.archcoal.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=107109&amp;p=irol-newsArticle&amp;ID=1949421&amp;highlight=" target="_blank">idled its Cumberland River complex</a>, laying off 213 coal miners. The mining operation spans the border between Letcher County,&nbsp;Ky., and Wise County, Va.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:53:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 9821 at http://wfpl.org More Coal Layoffs in Eastern Kentucky, But Don't Blame Environmental Regulations New Carbon Capture System at Kentucky Plant Could Be 'Game-Changer' http://wfpl.org/post/new-carbon-capture-system-kentucky-plant-could-be-game-changer <p>Kentucky has long been known for coal. But a new project unveiled today has the potential to let the commonwealth also be known for coal technology.</p><p>A bevy of scientists and elected officials are in Harrodsburg this morning to cut the ribbon on a new carbon capture pilot project. The project was developed by scientists at the University of Kentucky’s Center for Applied Energy Research, and is being installed at Kentucky Utilities’ E.W. Brown power plant.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:47:02 +0000 Erica Peterson 9804 at http://wfpl.org New Carbon Capture System at Kentucky Plant Could Be 'Game-Changer' Does McConnell and Grimes' Focus on Coal Distract From Economic Diversification? http://wfpl.org/post/does-mcconnell-and-grimes-focus-coal-distract-economic-diversification <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Despite the fact that Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes made clear their unqualified support of Kentucky's coal industry, coal continues to play a role in this year's Senate election.</p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 12:02:23 +0000 Erica Peterson 9748 at http://wfpl.org Does McConnell and Grimes' Focus on Coal Distract From Economic Diversification? Appeals Court Rules in Favor of EPA in Mountaintop Removal Case http://wfpl.org/post/appeals-court-rules-favor-epa-mountaintop-removal-case <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A federal appeals court today</span><a href="http://earthjustice.org/sites/default/files/files/EPACorpsVictoryMountaintopRemoval7.11.14.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">&nbsp;ruled in favor </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">of the Environmental Protection Agency in a case that will affect how states including Kentucky and West Virginia issue permits for mountaintop removal coal mines.</span></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:23:52 +0000 Erica Peterson 9754 at http://wfpl.org Appeals Court Rules in Favor of EPA in Mountaintop Removal Case Kentucky Lawmakers Attack Climate Change Science In Discussion on Carbon Regulations http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-lawmakers-attack-climate-change-science-discussion-carbon-regulations <p>FRANKFORT — State lawmakers' discussion Thursday of the effect of <a href="/post/epa-unveils-new-proposal-targeting-greenhouse-gases">new EPA carbon emission regulations on Kentucky </a>focused more on<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;political attacks than hard science.</span></p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Jonathan Meador 9710 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Lawmakers Attack Climate Change Science In Discussion on Carbon Regulations Alison Lundergan Grimes Releases Plan to Tackle Mine Safety, Black Lung Disease http://wfpl.org/post/alison-lundergan-grimes-releases-plan-tackle-mine-safety-black-lung-disease <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison </span>Lundergan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Grimes unveiled a plan Thursday to improve mine safety and address black lung diseases—an offensive campaign move on the Kentucky coal issue.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Her plan also takes Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell to task for vowing to repeal a key provision in the Affordable Care Act that helps coal miners receive benefits for black lung disease.</span></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:16:54 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9699 at http://wfpl.org Alison Lundergan Grimes Releases Plan to Tackle Mine Safety, Black Lung Disease Mitch McConnell's Coal Bill 'Inadequate,' Says Alison Lundergan Grimes Campaign http://wfpl.org/post/mitch-mcconnells-coal-bill-inadequate-says-alison-lundergan-grimes-campaign <p>Democratic nominee Alison Lundergan Grimes isn't giving an inch in the coal wars that federal regulators have ignited in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race this week.</p><p>In reaction to Republican incumbent Mitch <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/mitch-mcconnell-sponsors-coal-country-protection-act-targeting-epa-rules">McConnell's so-called "Coal Country Protection Action"</a> the Grimes campaign said the measure isn't good enough.</p><p>From Grimes campaign manager Jonathan Hurst:</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 12:30:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9487 at http://wfpl.org Mitch McConnell's Coal Bill 'Inadequate,' Says Alison Lundergan Grimes Campaign