Kentucky Regulators, Industry Reps Privately Rewrote Coal Ash Rules

By Erica Peterson Kentucky’s Energy and Environment Cabinet has finalized a controversial plan to let the state’s utilities virtually self-regulate the storing of hazardous coal ash near power plants. As details about the plan emerged over the past few weeks, Cabinet Secretary Charles Snavely defended the rules and the process, saying it included “full public …

Trump Just Made The Biggest Sale Of Drilling Rights On Federal Land In 4 Years

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) made its largest lease sale in four years, marking the start of President Donald Trump’s plans to expand drilling on federal lands. BLM sold drilling rights on 278 parcels of public land for $129.3 million. Bids ranged from $2 per acre to $16,500 per acre. The land sold was …

Nuclear Regulatory Commission to begin review of site for TVA nuclear plant in Oak Ridge

January 12th, 2017 by Dave Flessner The Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced today that it has accepted for review the early site permit application from the Tennessee Valley Authority to build small modular reactors on the site of the abandoned Clinch River Breeder Reactor scrapped by the federal government nearly four decades ago. TVA submitted the …

a state law called the Little TVA Act and EPB’s contract with the TVA mean that TVA ultimately regulates and approves all rates and rate structures for EPB.

Congressmen have not received AG letter concerning GEPB rates BY MELINDA J. OVERSTREET [email protected] Aug 11, 2016 GLASGOW — Spokespersons for U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie and U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell said Thursday that their respective offices had not, to the best of their knowledge, received a letter from Kentucky’s attorney general regarding the Glasgow Electric …

Indigenous Environmental Network and Alaska Native REDOIL Respond to Obama-Trudeau Joint Statement on Climate Change

  For Immediate Release March 11, 2016 Press Contacts:Tom Goldtooth, [email protected] (218) 760-0442Faith Gemmill, [email protected] (907) 750-0188Princess Lucaj, princess[email protected] (907) 458-8264 Washington DC – In a joint statement released yesterday, President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised that their two countries would “play a leadership role internationally in the low carbon global economy …

Nuclear waste dumped illegally in Kentucky

  James Bruggers8:26 p.m. EST February 25, 2016 Drilling wastes containing concentrated but naturally occurring radio active materials made their way into Kentucky, state officials confirmed on Thursday. After learning in January that low-level nuclear waste from drilling operations had been dumped illegally in Kentucky last year, state officials are warning this week that all …

US built ‘equivalent of 10 Keystones’ since 2010 – report

Critical reaction to President Barack Obama’s blocking of the Keystone XL pipeline from the oil industry amounted to a shrug, perhaps because the US has constructed enough pipeline in the last five years to equal 10 Keystone projects, a new report stated. Keystone XL’s “deliberation process has gone on so long that the market has …

Why Is a Liberal Professor Helping Mitch McConnell Fight for Coal Companies?

By Jonathan Chait   Mitch McConnell, who is leading the fight to stop the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan, pointed out last week that he has a surprising ally: “Iconic liberal constitutional scholar Laurence Tribe — who was President Obama’s constitutional law professor at Harvard Law School — said he agrees.” The lawsuit to block …

Wall Street has literally "BOUGHT" your and your family’s health.

  ABOUT THE BOUGHT FILM: You're about to see how Wall Street has literally "BOUGHT" your and your family's health. The food, vaccine, drug, insurance and health industry are a multi-BILLION dollar enterprise... focused more on profits than human lives. The BOUGHT documentary takes viewers deep "inside the guts" of this despicable conspiracy... Featuring exclusive …

Fast-growing non-profit leverages the power of citizen activism, social media

    Dear EarthTalk: What is “Moms Clean Air Force” and how can I get involved? — Betsy Edgewater, Salem, Oregon Moms Clean Air Force is a community of 400,000-plus parents working to combat air pollution and respond to the climate change crisis. The fast-growing non-profit leverages the power of citizen activism and social media …

Bats with White Nose Syndrome: An Interview with David Blehert

        On the outskirts of Madison, Wisconsin at the United States Geological Survey’s National Wildlife Health Center, David Blehert sits in an office that overlooks a prairie restoration project. Swallows—looking to my amateur eyes an awful lot like the bats Blehert studies—nosedive over the tall grass, missing his window by mere inches. …

Chemtrail Source Material Finally Unveiled

  For the last two decades the source material for chemtrails has been a mystery. Finally, the apparent ‘perfect’ element base material of chemtrails sprayed from airplanes—both government and commercial—that causes blanket clouds and welsbach reflective materials in the atmosphere, has been identified. It’s coal fly ash wastes from coal burning power plants! In the …

LG&E and KU withdraw request for Green River facility

Still pursuing solar generating facility request LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Aug. 12, 2014) — Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company informed the Kentucky Public Service Commission today that they will withdraw their application for a second natural gas combined-cycle generating facility, but plan to continue to pursue a solar generating facility. The announcement comes …

10 Cities Running Out of Water

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147272470After multiple unusually dry years across the western, southern and central United States, more than 80% of California is now in a state of extreme or exceptional drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. An average of nearly 90% of Bakersfield, Calif., has been in a state of exceptional drought over the first seven months of 2014, more than any other large urban area.

Based on data provided by the U.S. Drought Monitor, a collaboration between academic and government organizations, 24/7 Wall St. identified large U.S. urban areas that have been under persistent, serious drought over the first seven months of this year. The Drought Monitor measures drought by five levels of intensity: from D0, described as abnormally dry, to D4, described as exceptional drought. For the first time in the Drought Monitor’s history, 100% of California is under at least severe drought conditions, or D2. It was also…

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