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Dust levels in coal mines are routinely under reported, and sometimes fraudently reported, putting miners unnecessarily at risk.
Staffing in the state's mine-safety office will be slashed 37 percent to deal with a steep budget cut approved by the legislature this year, according to an order Gov. Steve Beshear filed Friday to restructure the agency.
A lawsuit filed on behalf of Pike County landowners challenges the practice of state environmental officials to grant strip mining permits without the consent of a majority of the owners of the property.
On a recent sunny day, renewable energy sources were generating 74 percent of the country’s overall electricity demand by midday.
Developers of a multi-state pipeline project, which has stirred controversy over the past year in Kentucky, announced they have suspended all investment in the project indefinitely.
Ignoring words of caution from his own administration, Governor Steve Beshear signed a bill directing the state’s Energy and Environment Cabinet to create a Kentucky-specific plan for regulating carbon dioxide emissions into law.
Lawmakers are trying to do away with an important requirement to protect coal miners — without the usual process of holding public hearings and engaging in public discussion. Instead, the Senate quietly proposed a state budget that would significantly reduce funding for the Office of Mine Safety and Licensing.