Big Sandy Power Plant http://wfpl.org en AEP Announces Plans to Retire Coal-Burning Plant in Eastern Kentucky http://wfpl.org/post/aep-announces-plans-retire-coal-burning-plant-eastern-kentucky <p>A coal-fired power plant in eastern Kentucky will be retired in the next several years.</p><p>Originally, American Electric Power subsidiary Kentucky Power planned to spend nearly a billion dollars to install pollution controls on the Big Sandy Power plant in Louisa so it could continue burning coal under upcoming federal pollution regulations.</p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 18:06:03 +0000 Erica Peterson 3047 at http://wfpl.org AEP Announces Plans to Retire Coal-Burning Plant in Eastern Kentucky Kentucky Ranks First in Toxic Air Pollution from Power Plants http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-ranks-first-toxic-air-pollution-power-plants <p>Kentucky is number one on a list of the states with the most toxic air pollution from power plants.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.nrdc.org" target="_blank">Natural Resources Defense Council</a> analyzed the data self-reported by industries in the <a href="http://epa.gov/tri/" target="_blank">Toxic Release Inventory</a>, which is managed by the federal government. The most recent data is from 2010, and that year, Kentucky’s power plants emitted more than 40 million pounds of toxic air pollution. This gives the state the dubious honor of being ranked number one in the nation.</p> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 17:29:42 +0000 Erica Peterson 1267 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Ranks First in Toxic Air Pollution from Power Plants State Grants AEP Request to Withdraw Big Sandy Application http://wfpl.org/post/state-grants-aep-request-withdraw-big-sandy-application <p>The Kentucky Public Service Commission has <a href="http://psc.ky.gov/Order_Vault/Orders_2012/201100401_05312012.pdf">granted a request </a>by American Electric Power to withdraw a pending application to retrofit the company&#39;s Big Sandy Power Plant in Lawrence County.</p> Thu, 31 May 2012 18:38:18 +0000 Erica Peterson 486 at http://wfpl.org State Grants AEP Request to Withdraw Big Sandy Application AEP to Reconsider Alternatives to Coal at Eastern Kentucky Plant http://wfpl.org/post/aep-reconsider-alternatives-coal-eastern-kentucky-plant <p><a href="http://www.aep.com" target="_blank">American Electric Power</a> may have changed its mind about the future of the coal-fired Big Sandy Power Plant in Eastern Kentucky. The company has an <a href="http://psc.ky.gov/Home/Library?type=Cases&amp;folder=2011%20cases/2011-00401" target="_blank">application pending</a> with the Kentucky Public Service Commission to install pollution controls at the plant to continue burning coal. Wed, 30 May 2012 19:00:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 476 at http://wfpl.org AEP to Reconsider Alternatives to Coal at Eastern Kentucky Plant