power plants http://wfpl.org en Coal Conference is in Louisville This Week http://wfpl.org/post/coal-conference-louisville-week <p>Thousands of coal industry professionals will be in Louisville this week for a conference.</p> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 10:04:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 1279 at http://wfpl.org 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 Environmental Groups File Lawsuit for Stricter Haze Reduction Measures http://wfpl.org/post/environmental-groups-file-lawsuit-stricter-haze-reduction-measures <p>Environmental groups are suing the Environmental Protection Agency, in hopes they can force federal regulators to crack down on air pollution in national parks. The groups&mdash;including Earthjustice, the Sierra Club, and the National Parks Conservation Association&mdash;<a href="http://earthjustice.org/news/press/2012/groups-challenge-weak-regulations-to-clean-up-haze-in-national-parks" target="_blank">filed a lawsuit </a>in federal court this week.</p> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 19:40:41 +0000 Erica Peterson 1247 at http://wfpl.org Report Ranks Three Kentucky Power Plants Among Nation's Biggest Polluters http://wfpl.org/post/report-ranks-three-kentucky-power-plants-among-nations-biggest-polluters <p>Three Kentucky coal-fired power plants are named among the biggest polluters in the nation in a new report.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.environmentalintegrity.org">Environmental Integrity Project</a> analyzed the fifty-one U.S. power plants that emit the highest levels of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide, which have been linked to premature deaths from heart and lung disease.</p> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 21:28:49 +0000 Erica Peterson 575 at http://wfpl.org Report Ranks Three Kentucky Power Plants Among Nation's Biggest Polluters