EPA http://wfpl.org en EPA Has Yet to Weigh in on Kentucky's Proposed Selenium Standard http://wfpl.org/post/epa-has-yet-weigh-kentuckys-proposed-selenium-standard <p>The Environmental Protection Agency has yet to approve or reject Kentucky’s<a href="http://wfpl.org/post/legislative-committee-advances-new-selenium-regulations-despite-confusion-concerns" target="_blank"> proposed water quality standard for selenium</a>, but over the past few months there’s been lobbying on both sides of the issue.</p><p>Earlier this month, representatives from several environmental groups went to visit EPA headquarters in Washington, D.C. They want the EPA to reject the standard. The executive director of the Sierra Club also <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/sierra-club-director-urges-epa-reject-kentuckys-proposed-selenium-standard" target="_blank">sent the EPA a letter to that effect</a> last week. Meanwhile, state environmental regulators worked with their federal counterparts to craft the new standard. The Kentucky Coal Association has also been involved, expressing support for the new standard to state and federal regulators. Mon, 26 Aug 2013 10:33:07 +0000 Erica Peterson 6587 at http://wfpl.org EPA Has Yet to Weigh in on Kentucky's Proposed Selenium Standard Federal Judge Overturns EPA Water Quality Regulations http://wfpl.org/post/federal-judge-overturns-epa-water-quality-regulations <p>A federal judge says the Environmental Protection Agency overstepped its powers by setting up water-quality criteria for coal mining operations in Appalachia.</p><p>U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton in Washington ruled Tuesday in a lawsuit filed by a coal mining industry coalition against the EPA and Administrator Lisa Jackson. Walton said the EPA infringed on the authority given to state regulators by federal clean water and surface mining acts.</p> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 20:09:05 +0000 The Associated Press 1177 at http://wfpl.org EPA Objections to 36 Kentucky Surface Mining Permits Being Reviewed and Reconsidered http://wfpl.org/post/epa-objections-36-kentucky-surface-mining-permits-being-reviewed-and-reconsidered <p>Over the past two years, the EPA has <a href="http://www.epa.gov/region4/kycoalminehearings/resources.html#letters">filed specific objections </a>to 36 surface mining permits previously approved by the state of Kentucky to mining companies that wanted to dump waste into streams in Eastern Kentucky. This week, there were public hearings on the EPA&#39;s objection to the permits in both Frankfort and Pikeville, and the EPA is accepting <a href="http://www.epa.gov/region4/kycoalminehearings/comments.html">written comments until June 21</a>. Sat, 09 Jun 2012 14:27:20 +0000 Brad Yost 593 at http://wfpl.org EPA Objections to 36 Kentucky Surface Mining Permits Being Reviewed and Reconsidered Paul Adds to Criticisms of EPA Ahead of Kentucky Meeting http://wfpl.org/post/paul-adds-criticisms-epa-ahead-kentucky-meeting <p>U.S. Senator Rand Paul is joining the chorus of conservative voices criticizing the Environmental Protection Agency during this week&#39;s hearings on Kentucky mining permits.&nbsp;</p><p>Many state officials are planning to speak out at today&#39;s meeting in Frankfort and Thursday&#39;s meeting in Pikeville. The Frankfort meeting is set to take place in a few hours and rallies for and against expanded mining are already underway.</p> Tue, 05 Jun 2012 20:47:44 +0000 Kenny Colston 544 at http://wfpl.org Paul Adds to Criticisms of EPA Ahead of Kentucky Meeting Ahead of Meetings in Kentucky, McConnell Again Criticizes EPA http://wfpl.org/post/ahead-meetings-kentucky-mcconnell-again-criticizes-epa <p>As the Environmental Protection Agency <a href="/post/epa-hearings-36-kentucky-mining-permits-begin-today">begins its public forums on coal mining permits in Kentucky</a>, U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell is rallying for coal to be a bigger part of the nation&#39;s energy portfolio.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 05 Jun 2012 16:24:51 +0000 Kenny Colston 540 at http://wfpl.org James Hosting Public Forum With EPA Concerning Black Leaf Site http://wfpl.org/post/james-hosting-public-forum-epa-concerning-black-leaf-site <p>Louisville Metro Councilman David James, D-6, will host a neighborhood forum for residents to discuss the latest information surrounding health concerns involving the Black Leaf plant site.</p> Tue, 05 Jun 2012 15:33:24 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 536 at http://wfpl.org Private Homes Contaminated Near Black Leaf Site; What's Next? http://wfpl.org/post/private-homes-contaminated-near-black-leaf-site-whats-next <p><a data-mce-="" href="http://www.wfpl.org/2012/02/15/epa-begins-soil-sampling-of-black-leaf-chemical-neighbors/" target="_blank">Soil testing in the yards</a> of fifty homes bordering the former Black Leaf Chemical site in Louisville&rsquo;s Park Hill neighborhood recently revealed carcinogenic chemicals in all of them. Sun, 27 May 2012 15:08:37 +0000 Brad Yost 444 at http://wfpl.org