Original story by Center for Biological Diversity. Find the original here.
JACKSON, Miss.— Conservation groups filed a formal administrative protest late Wednesday challenging a Bureau of Land Management plan to auction off 4,400 acres of publicly owned fossil fuels in Kentucky and Mississippi. The protest cites concerns over climate change impacts and fracking, including toxic wastewater disposal; impacts to wetlands; and threats to several sensitive species, including endangered red-cockaded woodpeckers and one of the largest great blue heron rookeries in Kentucky.
Original story by KyForward. Find the original here.
The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky invested more than $3.1 million in 2015 to address the unmet health care needs of Kentuckians through work on responsive health policy, funding research, grantmaking and gatherings of health policy leaders and advocates, according to the Foundation’s annual report released Thursday.
Since it was founded in 2001, the Foundation has awarded nearly $25.5 million in grants.
Original story by James Bruggers for courier.journal. Find the original here.
A new citizen's group in Estill County is calling on Kentucky environmental regulators to open up their enforcement discussions with a landfill owner over the dumping of radioactive waste last year, as state officials sought to assure residents of their safety.
"This relationship between the environmental cabinet and the violators of state statutes (and settlement discussions) to be held in secret, is an age-old tactic," said Craig Williams, a member of the newly formed Concerned Citizens of Estill County Inc.
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