Air Quality

Scott County Residents Ready for Landfill Hearing

Residents of Scott County have concerns around the existing landfill near Sadieville. From concerns related to the trucks driving narrow roads, recent accidents in the community near the landfill, concerns over failure to guard against potential health impacts in the community, and the recent attempt to expand the landfill, neighbors are coming together to try to fight the landfill.

They get their next chance this Saturday, with a hearing with the Division of Waste Management. The hearing is about a proposed extension of the landfill for five years after it's current permit. This hearing is only about concerns from existing problems, such as odor, noise, operating oustide normal hours, as well as those listed before. Folks are encouraged to document only the concerns of the existing landfill, not to bring up the issues with the proposed expansion.

The hearing will start at 6 pm, and will be held at the Scott County High School gymnasium. Attendees are encouraged to wear blue.

As State Loosens Oversight, Coal Ash Contaminates Central Kentucky Waterway

As Kentucky regulators and utilities are pushing to loosen regulations on the state’s coal ash ponds and landfills, more pollution problems are emerging at one of the sites in central Kentucky.

Environmental Justice Tour and Workshop

Environmental Justice Tour and Workshop
March 11, 2017 
9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Coal rules protect creation

The Commonwealth of Kentucky is incredibly blessed with beautiful abundant natural resources. Unfortunately we have been reckless with those resources and have trampled our water, soil and air. Charles G.

Nomination of Scott Pruitt to head the U.S. EPA threatens our health and climate

Among the many fossil-fueled extremists and climate deniers nominated by president-elect Donald Trump to lead key federal agencies, Scott Pruitt stands out as an extreme choice.

 Pruitt, who is originally from Danville, Kentucky, is Trump’s nominee to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He currently serves as Oklahoma Attorney General where he has focused his political career advancing the interests of industrial agriculture and the fossil fuel industry. Along the way he has benefitted handsomely from their direct political contributions and the support of their political action committees.

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