Original story written by Greg Kocher for the Lexington Herald-Leader, find the original version here.
An online effort has begun to raise money to complete a documentary film about Craig Williams, the Berea man who sought community consensus on the safe disposal of chemical weapons in Madison County.
The 25-minute documentary, Nerve: How a Small Kentucky Town Led the Fight to Safely Dismantle the World's Chemical Weapons, will tell how Williams worked to bring people together to find alternatives to the incineration of nerve and mustard agents near Richmond.
Original story written by Dylan Lovan for the Associated Press. Find the original versions in the Washington Times, the Daily Journal, WBKO, and WKVS12.
RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Environmental Foundation is launching an online fundraising campaign for a documentary about the group’s founder, Craig Williams.
Twenty-five years ago Williams helped organize a grassroots coalition with an aim toward safe disposal of the deadly chemical weapons stored at the Blue Grass Army Depot. Known as the Chemical Weapons Working Group, it has since helped pass federal legislation that ultimately forced the government to find a safer disposal method for weapons stored at four sites around the U.S.
Williams won the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2006.
The documentary is titled “NERVE,” and will be directed by Kentucky filmmaker Ben Evans.
The online fundraiser is being hosted by Indiegogo.com
Original article written by David Halperin for the Huffington Post. Find the original version here.
Late last week, hundreds of organizations and people sent a letter to President Obamawarning that his administration is running of time to act on an issue long-identified by the president as essential to our national security and public safety: protecting our people from the dangers of accidents or deliberate attacks at U.S. chemical plants.
Original story written by Michaela Ballard for the Richmond Register. Find the original story here.
The explosive detonation technology that will destroy mustard-agent munitions stored at the Blue Grass Army Depot is expected to be delivered and installed at the site by early next year.
A relatively small number of mustard weapons cannot be safely handled by the massive plant that will destroy the more than 500 tons of nerve-agent weapons in the depot’s stockpile.
Craig Williams, co-chair of Chemical Chemical Demilitarization,Community Advisory Board, shared that news with the board Wednesday.
Op-ed written by KEF's Deborah Payne, as an op-ed for the Courier Journal. Find the original article here.
In a recent opinion editorial, Sen. Mitch McConnell shared his thoughts on how to comply with the EPA's plan to protect our commonwealth from a shifting climate: Don't do anything. Don't make a plan for the future. And by all means, don't pay attention to that pesky tsunami of challenges that climate change will inevitably leave on our front doorstep. How forward thinking.
Turning our back on this tsunami, however, will not change the new norm of increased drought and food insecurity, more intense and damaging storms, and hotter, riskier summers. The reality is, while McConnell is encouraging us to drag our heels, there's really no sense in wearing out a perfectly good pair of shoes.
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