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Kentucky to get federal aid for water improvements

Kentucky will soon be getting funds from the federal government to help improve drinking water and wastewater infrastructure. 

Judge says US government can be sued for Flint water crisis

A judge says the federal government can be sued by Flint residents who blame the Environmental Protection Agency for waiting too long to intervene in the city's water crisis.

Kentucky gets $1.2 million grant to help clean up petroleum contamination

EPA awards nearly $1.2 million grant to help Kentucky clean up petroleum contamination from leaking underground storage tanks.

Maryland plans to appeal EPA denial of emissions petition

Maryland's attorney general says the state will appeal the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's decision to deny the state's efforts to reduce emissions from 36 power plants in five upwind states.

Trump plan rolls back Obama’s coal emissions standards

The Trump administration is preparing a plan to give states broad authority to determine how to restrict carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions.

EPA chief Pruitt resigns after months of scandals

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned Thursday amid ethics investigations of outsized security spending, first-class flights and a sweetheart condo lease.

DPH urges people to test homes to protect their health

As part of National Radon Action Month, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services urges Kentuckians to learn more about the potential health effects of radon exposure and how to check your home for this potentially dangerous gas.

EPA chief denounces water rule in visit to Kentucky

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt found a friendly audience in Kentucky as he lambasted an Obama-era clean-water rule.
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EPA Administrator to Kentucky: “We’re going back to basics”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was home in Kentucky Monday, but the man he brought with him was the one grabbing most of the headlines.
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EPA to reconsider certain coal ash rule provisions

The EPA grants two petitions to reconsider substantive provisions of the final rule regulating coal combustion residuals as nonhazardous waste.
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UPDATE: Evacuations end after fuel spill in Casey County

People in Casey County were allowed back into their homes and most businesses Tuesday night following a fuel spill earlier in the day, according to emergency officials.
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Appeals court says EPA doesn’t have to count jobs impact

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A federal appeals court has ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is not required to estimate the number of...

EPA to help Kentuckians improve health, environment and revitalize local economy

Powell County, Kentucky is one of ten communities selected to participate in the Healthy Places for Healthy People planning assistance program. Healthy Places for Healthy People is a new initiative that helps communities leverage health care facilities to foster downtown revitalization and economic growth, improve health and protect the environment.
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Protesters march through downtown Lexington against EPA head Scott Pruitt

About a hundred people protested in Triangle Park because EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt was scheduled to speak to the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers at the Lexington Center.

EPA honors three Kentucky-based organizations

The Federal EPA is honoring a Lexington-based company and an association in Frankfort for a commitment to saving energy, money and protecting the environment
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EPA to Appeal Court-Ordered Analysis of Coal Jobs Lost

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to appeal a federal judge's ruling that it must begin evaluating how many power plants and coal mining jobs are lost because of air pollution regulations, analysis it hasn't done in decades.

Maryland asks EPA to step in to reduce smog from Midwest

Maryland officials are seeking federal help in reducing the pollution that blows in from the Midwest.
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UPDATE: Mt. Sterling residents hire law firm over arsenic contamination

People in Montgomery County living near a site contaminated by arsenic have hired a Louisville law firm.
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Cement manufacturer to reduce pollution from 5 plants

Federal officials say a cement manufacturer has agreed to invest about $10 million to cut emissions of air pollution at five of its plants in Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama and Texas.
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EPA: Kentucky’s drinking water is safe

Federal data shows that Kentucky is maintaining safe levels of lead in drinking water as the crisis in Flint, Michigan, spotlights concerns with public water systems around the country.

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