climate change

Politics
7:03 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Kentucky Legislative Leaders Stumbo and Stivers Blast New EPA Pollution Regulations

Robert Stivers and Greg Stumbo
Credit Legislative Research Commission

FRANKFORT — Kentucky’s top-ranking lawmakers have some choice words for the proposed federal regulations governing emissions from coal-fired power plants.

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Politics
3:44 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Alison Lundergan Grimes Unclear on Supporting Senate Democrats Climate Change 'Talk-a-Thon'

Alison Lundergan Grimes

A majority of Democrats are planning to takeover the Senate floor to bring attention to climate change in a so-called "talk-a-thon" Monday. 

It's unclear if Kentucky candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes either supports or would participate in the event.

But a prominent environmentalist says the campaign is promising Grimes will be more aggressive in fighting for a green agenda after the election.

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Environment
5:13 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Measure to Block Upcoming Greenhouse Gas Limits Passes House

Erica Peterson WFPL

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.

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Environment
4:30 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Presbyterian Movement to Divest from Fossil Fuel Companies Gains Momentum

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.

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Environment
4:10 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Sierra Club Poll: Americans Want Carbon Regulations for Power Plants

Erica Peterson WFPL

The Sierra Club is touting new poll results that show a majority of respondents favor more regulations on carbon dioxide pollution from power plants.

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.

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Education
9:56 am
Wed January 29, 2014

President Obama's State of the Union Didn't Please Environmental, Trade Groups

Barack Obama
Credit White House

In Tuesday's State of the Union address, 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.

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Environment
2:42 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

University of Louisville Reports Large Reduction in Carbon Dioxide Emissions

University of Louisville Carbon Emissions by Source (2013)
University of Louisville

The University of Louisville is reporting early success reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

In its climate action plan, 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…reducing emissions across all three of its campuses 27 percent since 2006.

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Environment
4:28 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

McConnell Files Resolution, Hoping to Block Proposed Carbon Limits for New Power Plants

Erica Peterson WFPL

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is hoping for a vote soon to block federal limits on greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants.

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Environment
12:06 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

In Wake of Polar Vortex, Let's Talk About Climate Change

Retreating ice, Punjack Jaya, Papua, 2011.
Keith Mountain

This week's polar vortex elicited comments on climate change from both sides of the aisle. Donald Trump and Rush Limbaugh were quick to suggest that the presence of cold weather debunks hundreds of thousands of years of climate data, while the

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Environment
2:42 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

EPA Carbon Limits on New Power Plants Expected Tomorrow

Erica Peterson WFPL

The Environmental Protection Agency is scheduled to formally publish tomorrow a proposal to limit greenhouse gas emissions—namely, carbon dioxide—from power plants.

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