climate change http://wfpl.org en Kentucky Legislative Leaders Stumbo and Stivers Blast New EPA Pollution Regulations http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-legislative-leaders-stumbo-and-stivers-blast-new-epa-pollution-regulations <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">FRANKFORT — Kentucky’s top-ranking lawmakers have some choice words for the proposed federal regulations governing emissions from coal-fired power plants.</span></p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 11:03:22 +0000 Jonathan Meador 9498 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Legislative Leaders Stumbo and Stivers Blast New EPA Pollution Regulations Alison Lundergan Grimes Unclear on Supporting Senate Democrats Climate Change 'Talk-a-Thon' http://wfpl.org/post/alison-lundergan-grimes-unclear-supporting-senate-democrats-climate-change-talk-thon <p>A majority of <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/03/07/senate-democrats-plan-an-all-nighter-monday-for-climate-change/">Democrats are planning to takeover the Senate floor to bring attention to climate change</a> in a so-called "talk-a-thon" Monday.&nbsp;</p><p>It's unclear if Kentucky candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes either supports or would participate in the event.</p><p>But a prominent environmentalist says the campaign is promising Grimes will be more aggressive in fighting for a green agenda after the election.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:44:50 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 8828 at http://wfpl.org Alison Lundergan Grimes Unclear on Supporting Senate Democrats Climate Change 'Talk-a-Thon' Measure to Block Upcoming Greenhouse Gas Limits Passes House http://wfpl.org/post/measure-block-upcoming-greenhouse-gas-limits-passes-house <p>The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill to block upcoming greenhouse gas regulations on power plants. The legislation is in response to proposed EPA rules designed to cut back on emissions that contribute to climate change.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 22:13:57 +0000 Erica Peterson 8795 at http://wfpl.org Measure to Block Upcoming Greenhouse Gas Limits Passes House Presbyterian Movement to Divest from Fossil Fuel Companies Gains Momentum http://wfpl.org/post/presbyterian-movement-divest-fossil-fuel-companies-gains-momentum <p>The Mid-Kentucky Presbytery is the latest regional body of the Presbyterian Church to vote to divest the church’s assets from fossil fuel companies. The overture began with the Presbytery in Boston, and has since gained support from six other presbyteries across the country, including the Louisville-area group.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 21:30:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 8740 at http://wfpl.org Sierra Club Poll: Americans Want Carbon Regulations for Power Plants http://wfpl.org/post/sierra-club-poll-americans-want-carbon-regulations-power-plants <p>The Sierra Club is touting <a href="http://www.sierraclub.org/pressroom/climatepoll/" target="_blank">new poll results </a>that show a majority of respondents favor more regulations on carbon dioxide pollution from power plants.</p><p>The survey was conducted last month by progressive polling firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research. Pollsters surveyed 1000 registered voters across the country via land lines and cell phones.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 21:10:03 +0000 Erica Peterson 8474 at http://wfpl.org Sierra Club Poll: Americans Want Carbon Regulations for Power Plants President Obama's State of the Union Didn't Please Environmental, Trade Groups http://wfpl.org/post/president-obamas-state-union-didnt-please-environmental-trade-groups <p>In Tuesday's<a href="/post/live-blog-president-obamas-state-union-address-0"> State of the Union address, </a>President Obama dedicated several minutes to energy issues. And judging from the statements from non-profits and trade groups sent out soon after, he managed to make many diverse groups unhappy.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 14:56:36 +0000 Erica Peterson 8397 at http://wfpl.org President Obama's State of the Union Didn't Please Environmental, Trade Groups University of Louisville Reports Large Reduction in Carbon Dioxide Emissions http://wfpl.org/post/university-louisville-reports-large-reduction-carbon-dioxide-emissions <p>The University of Louisville is reporting early success reducing greenhouse gas emissions.</p><p>In its <a href="http://rs.acupcc.org/cap/700/" target="_blank">climate action plan</a>, the University of Louisville set a goal of cutting carbon dioxide emissions by 20 percent by 2020. Now, the university has already met that goal…<a href="http://rs.acupcc.org/site_media/uploads/ghg/1610-2013-inventoryreports.pdf" target="_blank">reducing emissions across all three of its campuses 27 percent since 2006.</a></p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 19:42:19 +0000 Erica Peterson 8350 at http://wfpl.org University of Louisville Reports Large Reduction in Carbon Dioxide Emissions McConnell Files Resolution, Hoping to Block Proposed Carbon Limits for New Power Plants http://wfpl.org/post/mcconnell-files-resolution-hoping-block-proposed-carbon-limits-new-power-plants <p>Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is hoping for a vote soon to block federal limits on greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 21:28:50 +0000 Erica Peterson 8340 at http://wfpl.org McConnell Files Resolution, Hoping to Block Proposed Carbon Limits for New Power Plants In Wake of Polar Vortex, Let's Talk About Climate Change http://wfpl.org/post/wake-polar-vortex-lets-talk-about-climate-change <p>This week's polar vortex elicited comments on climate change from both sides of the aisle.<a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/420333882597466112" target="_blank"> Donald Trump</a> and <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/06/rush-limbaugh-climate-change-media-global-warming-polar-vortex_n_4549803.html" target="_blank">Rush Limbaugh</a> were quick to suggest that the presence of cold weather debunks hundreds of thousands of years of climate data, while the <a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/evanmcsan/white-house-global-warming-caused-the-polar-vortexand-heres" target=" Fri, 10 Jan 2014 17:06:48 +0000 Erica Peterson 8186 at http://wfpl.org In Wake of Polar Vortex, Let's Talk About Climate Change EPA Carbon Limits on New Power Plants Expected Tomorrow http://wfpl.org/post/epa-carbon-limits-new-power-plants-expected-tomorrow <p>The Environmental Protection Agency is scheduled <a href="https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2013-28668.pdf" target="_blank">to formally publish tomorrow </a>a proposal to limit greenhouse gas emissions—namely, carbon dioxide—from power plants.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 19:42:33 +0000 Erica Peterson 8152 at http://wfpl.org EPA Carbon Limits on New Power Plants Expected Tomorrow