Today a coalition of health, environmental and small business groups held a press conference on the urgent need for more protection from toxic chemicals. Their statements helped to frame a U.S. Senate Committee Hearing to be held on Wednesday, focused on the Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA).
To listen to the press conference, go to the Louisville Charter website. You can also read the accompanying press release.
This article was published by WYKT and the Associated Press. Find it here.
RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) - The commander of Blue Grass Army Depot has issued a preliminary finding that exploding more than 15,000 mustard rounds inside a steel detonation chamber will have "no significant impact" on the environment.
Col. Lee Hudson says in the report that destroying the lethal toxin would take about 38 weeks and would eliminate the need for a plant being built on the central Kentucky site to deal with the rounds.
Written by KEF Health Coordinator Deborah Payne as an op-ed for the Lexington Herald-Leader. Find the original version here.
President Barack Obama released his new climate action plan, a set of measures to both reduce greenhouse gas emissions and address the vast array of challenges our country will experience from a warming planet.
Many welcome this package as long overdue. Heat waves and powerful storms are showing up with life-threatening frequency. Carbon dioxide has accumulated in the atmosphere at levels many fear are irreversible. Diseases that have only affected people in tropical climates are now moving into the southern U.S.
Others, including most of Kentucky's federal legislators, think the climate action plan is a war plan.
But creating an enemy of the federal government on a climate plan is picking the wrong fight.
Environmental health plays a large role in our overall health and attribute to the health of our community. Kaylenne Cornell of Paducah Health Network interviews Deborah Payne, Energy and Health Coordinator for the Kentucky Environmental Foundation.
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