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Utilities don't plan to join the fight against the Clean Power Plan

October 13, 2015

This article summarizes Wall Street Journal findings that most utilities will not join the legal fight against the EPA's Clean Power Plan. The utilities say the new standard aligns with market forces the industry has already been following, includng a greater focus on energy efficiency and renewable energy.

KY legislators slam clean power plan

August 25, 2015

This article describes comments made by several state legislators at a meeting of a state task force looking at the impact of federal regulations, especially the Clean Power Plan, on Kentucky's economy.

Some see better future as coal wanes

August 5, 2015

This article describes the opportunity Kentuckians have to begin to transform our energy system, economy and politics in ways that are good for all people. It provides KFTC members' reactions to the EPA's Clean Power Plan, announced in August 2015.

Kentucky questions EPA 'quick' climate compliance

August 4, 2015

This article describes some confusion and dispute between the EPA and state of Kentucky over how much expected coal plant retirements will help Kentucky comply with the EPA's Clean Power Plan.

Ky. senators offer no leadership for E. Ky., ignore environment

June 29, 2015

Cleaning up the coal industry's legacy pollution seems a better idea than letting them create more of it. Community and economic development projects that could be funded through the Power+ Initiative would extend the benefits of the environmental cleanup. It makes good sense.

In Kentucky, talk of a 'war on coal' gives way to hope for new economy

June 4, 2015

While "War on Coal" rhetoric still resonates in Washington, many locals say they have accepted that, this time, the boom-bust coal cycle has settled on bust. In the shadow of central Appalachia's bright-green hills, citizens groups are joining local politicians and entrepreneurs to map out a future less dependent on coal.

Kentucky Court of Appeals upholds eminent domain decision on pipeline

May 22, 2015

In a unanimous 3-0 decision, the Kentucky Court of Appeals has affirmed the Franklin Circuit Court decision that Bluegrass Pipeline LLC does not have the power of eminent domain

Johns Hopkins Defies Senator Over Black Lung Probe

April 17, 2015

The CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine has turned down U.S. Sen.

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