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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.

Ky. voices: Beware of bad deals offered by oil, gas frackers

January 26, 2015

Oil and gas "land men" offering rotten deals to Kentucky landowners, the author explains.

Kentucky’s Upside Down Tax System Asks the Least of Those at the Top

January 14, 2015

In Kentucky, the wealthiest residents pay the lowest overall state and local tax rate as documented in a new edition of a study by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy.

Environmental concerns raised as oil companies take fresh look at fracking in Kentucky

January 11, 2015

Oil and gas drilling companies have been leasing tens of thousands of acres in eastern and central Kentucky, anticipating a huge fracking boom.

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