Written by KEF Outreach Coordinator Shelly Biesel as an op-editorial for the Courier-Journal, find the original version here.
Perhaps the most accurate statement regarding the 2015 Government Spending Bill came from Sen. John McCain, who was quoted saying "it's jammed full of sh--." The "cromnibus" bill appropriates $1.01 trillion, and will keep most government offices in operation through September. Though House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers called the bill "a win for Kentucky," it depends on how you look at it. Personally, the bill makes me uneasy. Here's why:
Article written by Allison Crawford for WKMS. Find the original story here.
The Kentucky Environmental Foundation has released its Health Impact Assessment for Paducah's Shawnee Fossil Fuel Plant. The report comes as the Commonwealth braces for new EPA regulations on coal plant emissions.
The assessment examines health as determined by environmental and social factors if the plant were to be retrofitted or retired. The study included input from a diverse group of local stakeholders to keep it community oriented. While it recognizes the plant’s financial impacts as an employer, it also takes into account how its emissions can cause and exacerbate chronic disease.
KEF'S Outreach Coordinator Shelly Biesel is pictured with other activists rallying for action against climate change. Check out the Courier-Journal's photo gallery here, and the full story here.
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