Community & Environmental Defense

Decision On Pine Mountain Petition

On April 27, 2001, Secretary James Bickford entered an Order - declaring that 2,364 acres of land within the area north of the Pine Mountain Settlement School as unsuitable for all types of surface coal mining operations.

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KRC Provides Supplemental Comments Opposing LG&E Special Waste Landfill

KRC Provides Supplemental Comments Opposing LG&E Special Waste Landfill

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KRC Comments In Opposition To LGE Coal Combustion Waste Landfill

KRC Comments In Opposition To LGE Coal Combustion Waste Landfill

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KRC Statement Opposing Conditional Use Permit For Biodigester

This facility does not fit under the definition of a non-accessory alternative energy system, which is defined as [a]ny facility or installation such as a windmill, hydroelectric unit or solar collecting or concentrating array.

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Agreed Order Of Judgment Ends Suit Against Boyd County Landfill; Provides Better Control On Future Operations

Agreed Order Of Judgment Ends Suit Against Boyd County Landfill; Provides Better Control On Future Operations

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Challenge to EPA Approval of 2013 Kentucky water quality standards for selenium and for preventing eutrophication results in settlement agreement.

Challenge to EPA Approval of 2013 Kentucky water quality standards for selenium and for preventing eutrophication results in settlement agreement.

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KRC Testifies In Opposition To AT&T Deregulation Bill

KRC Testifies In Opposition To AT&T Deregulation Bill

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Reply Memorandum Filed In Bluegrass Pipeline Eminent Domain Case

Reply Memorandum Filed In Bluegrass Pipeline Eminent Domain Case

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Complaint Seeks Court Ruling On Whether Bluegrass Pipeline Company LLC Can Condemn Property For Natural Gas Liquids Pipeline

Complaint Seeks Court Ruling On Whether Bluegrass Pipeline Company LLC Can Condemn Property For Natural Gas Liquids Pipeline

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Opening Memorandum Filed In Appeal Challenging Rejection Of Lands Unsuitable for Mining Petition For Lynch and Benham, Kentucky

Opening Memorandum Filed In Appeal Challenging Rejection Of Lands Unsuitable for Mining Petition For Lynch and Benham, Kentucky

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Bullitt County Quarry Case Briefed And Awaiting Court Review

Bullitt County Quarry Case Briefed And Awaiting Court Review

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Council Expresses Concern That Costs Of Wheeling Purchased Power For Aluminum Smelter Not Be Shifted To Remaining Big Rivers Electric Co-operative Ratepayers

Council Expresses Concern That Costs Of Wheeling Purchased Power For Aluminum Smelter Not Be Shifted To Remaining Big Rivers Electric Co-operative Ratepayers

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Zoning Approval For Western Kentucky Strip Mine Is Challenged

Zoning Approval For Western Kentucky Strip Mine Is Challenged

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Reduction In Nonattainment Area for 1-Hour SO2 Standard In Jefferson County Questioned

Reduction In Nonattainment Area for 1-Hour SO2 Standard In Jefferson County Questioned

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Settlement In LG&E/KU Environmental Surcharge Case Includes New Funds For Low-Income Ratepayer Assistance

Settlement In LG&E/KU Environmental Surcharge Case Includes New Funds For Low-Income Ratepayer Assistance

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KRC Opposes Giving Private Pipeline Company Power To Condemn Lands For Private Use

KRC Opposes Giving Private Pipeline Company Power To Condemn Lands For Private Use

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KRC Requests Denial of Water Quality Certification in Dock Project

KRC Requests Denial of Water Quality Certification in Dock Project

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Office of Surface Mining Agrees

Office of Surface Mining Agrees That Request For Valid Existing Rights Determination in Daniel Boone Forest Does Not Demonstrate Right To Strip Mine 175 Acres In Clay County

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Natural Gas Supply Retail Competition Case Submitted to Public Service Commission

Natural Gas Supply Retail Competition Case Submitted to Public Service Commission

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Settlement Approved in LGE/KU Rate Cases Results In Reduction of Rate Increases by 25% From What Had Been Sought

Settlement Approved in LGE/KU Rate Cases Results In Reduction of Rate Increases by 25% From What Had Been Sought

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Petition Filed To Designate Water Sources for Benham and Lynch Kentucky As Unsuitable For Surface Coal Mining

Petition Filed To Designate Water Sources for Benham and Lynch Kentucky As Unsuitable For Surface Coal Mining

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Agreement In LGE/KU Rate Case Would Lessen Increases Sought In Rates And Charges For Residential Customers

Agreement In LGE/KU Rate Case Would Lessen Increases Sought In Rates And Charges For Residential Customers

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Frasure Creek 404 Application in Buckhorn Creek Watershed Withdrawn

Frasure Creek 404 Application in Buckhorn Creek Watershed Withdrawn

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KRC requests hearing, and EIS on proposed barge facility in Meade County

KRC requests hearing, and EIS on proposed barge facility in Meade County

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KRC Supports E.On Request To PSC For Case On Natural Gas Unbundling

KRC Supports E.On Request To PSC For Case On Natural Gas Unbundling

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KRC Comments On Proposed Revisions to Drinking Water System Regulations

KRC Comments On Proposed Revisions to Drinking Water System Regulations

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KRC Comments on Proposed Frasure Creek Mine

KRC Comments on Proposed Frasure Creek Mine

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Edmonson Stone Quarry Appeal Resolved

Edmonson Stone Quarry Appeal Resolved

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KRC Director Testifies Before Congressional Subcommittee On Need For Comprehensive Regulation Of Coal Combustion Wastes

KRC Director Testifies Before Congressional Subcommittee On Need For Comprehensive Regulation Of Coal Combustion Wastes

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KRC Develops Background Briefing Paper on Mining Issues For Incoming Administration

KRC Develops Background Briefing Paper on Mining Issues For Incoming Administration

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Challenge To Kentucky Pioneer Merchant Power Plant Siting Dismissed

Challenge To Kentucky Pioneer Merchant Power Plant Siting Dismissed

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AGREED ORDER ENTERED IN CHALLENGE TO DOE WATER DISCHARGE PERMIT FOR PADUCAH GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANT

AGREED ORDER ENTERED IN CHALLENGE TO DOE WATER DISCHARGE PERMIT FOR PADUCAH GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANT

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Floodplain Variance Allowing Beargrass Creek Relocation Is Challenged

Floodplain Variance Allowing Beargrass Creek Relocation Is Challenged

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Class Action Settlement In ZEON Chemical Air Emissions Case Unfair, Unreasonable, Unconscionable

Class Action Settlement In ZEON Chemical Air Emissions Case Unfair, Unreasonable, Unconscionable

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Benson Valley Landfill Expansion Comments

Benson Valley Landfill Expansion Comments

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KRC Opposes Coal Mining Beneath City of Lynch Water Reservoir

KRC Opposes Coal Mining Beneath City of Lynch Water Reservoir

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KRC Comments on Rewrite of State Hazardous Waste Regulations

KRC Comments on Rewrite of State Hazardous Waste Regulations

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SB 155: Destroying Public Trees For Billboard Visibility

SB 155: Destroying Public Trees For Billboard Visibility

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KRC Argues "Business Case" for Energy Efficiency At Utilities And Energy Efficiency Conference

KRC Argues "Business Case" for Energy Efficiency At Utilities And Energy Efficiency Conference

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KIPDA Plan To Nix Transit Projects In Metro Area Criticized

KIPDA Plan To Nix Transit Projects In Metro Area Criticized

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Water Discharge Permit For DOE Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant Challenged

Water Discharge Permit For DOE Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant Challenged

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KRC Recommends Denial of Wetlands Permit For Renaissance Zone Project

The applicant(s) propose to discharge some 110,000 cubic yards of fill material obtained from on and off-site sources into 18,63 acres of forested wetlands, 1.79 acres of emergent wetlands, and .64 acres of scrub/shrub wetlands, and to additionally..

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KRC Asks State To Reconsider Proposed Hazwaste Reg Changes

KRC Asks State To Reconsider Proposed Hazwaste Reg Changes

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Citizen's Coal Council and KRC Challenge to EPA's Remining and Western Alkaline Mining Rules Rejected By Divided Sixth Circuit Panel

Citizen's Coal Council and KRC Challenge to EPA's Remining and Western Alkaline Mining Rules Rejected By Divided Sixth Circuit Panel

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KRC Suggests Strengthening Louisville Air Toxics Program

KRC Suggests Strengthening Louisville Air Toxics Program

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Bill To Deregulate Many Local Phone Services Opposed

Bill To Deregulate Many Local Phone Services Opposed

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KRC Proposes Comprehensive Plan For Investigating Radiological Contamination In Martha Oil Field

KRC Proposes Comprehensive Plan For Investigating Radiological Contamination In Martha Oil Field

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COMPLAINT IS FILED CHALLENGING WEAKENED CONTROLS ON SWINE FEEDING OPERATIONS IN FULTON COUNTY

COMPLAINT IS FILED CHALLENGING WEAKENED CONTROLS ON SWINE FEEDING OPERATIONS IN FULTON COUNTY

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Fulton County Officials Issue Permit For Confined Hog Operation, Ignoring Public Comment and Applying Unlawfully Adopted Regulations

Fulton County Officials Issue Permit For Confined Hog Operation, Ignoring Public Comment and Applying Unlawfully Adopted Regulations

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KRC Opposes Weakening Local Ordinances On Confined Hog Feeding Operations

KRC Opposes Weakening Local Ordinances On Confined Hog Feeding Operations

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KRC Requests More Public Review of MSD Plans To End Combined Sewer Overflows; Urges Caution Concerning Reuse of Lees Lane Superfund Site

KRC Requests More Public Review of MSD Plans To End Combined Sewer Overflows; Urges Caution Concerning Reuse of Lees Lane Superfund Site

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KRC ASKS ORSANCO TO TIGHTEN CONTROLS ON DISCHARGES INTO OHIO RIVER FROM CSOS, AND TO LIMIT VARIANCE AND MIXING ZONE AVAILABILITY

KRC ASKS ORSANCO TO TIGHTEN CONTROLS ON DISCHARGES INTO OHIO RIVER FROM CSOS, AND TO LIMIT VARIANCE AND MIXING ZONE AVAILABILITY

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Special Waste Registered-Permit-by Rule Application

Special Waste Registered-Permit-by Rule Application

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Coalbed Methane Regulations Are Finalized; State Retains Baseline

Coalbed Methane Regulations Are Finalized; State Retains Baseline

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Federal Circuit Rejects Takings Claim In Stearns Case

Federal Circuit Rejects Takings Claim In Stearns Case

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KRC Responds To EPA Petition for Rehearing In Mining Case

KRC Responds To EPA Petition for Rehearing In Mining Case

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EPA sued for failure to finalize rule to protect Kentucky's waters from degradation

EPA sued for failure to finalize rule to protect Kentucky's waters from degradation

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KRC Comments Result In State Changes To Landfill Permit

KRC Comments Result In State Changes To Landfill Permit

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State Revises Power Plant Ash Landfill Permit To Address KRC Concerns

State Revises Power Plant Ash Landfill Permit To Address KRC Concerns

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INTENT TO SUE SERVED ON EPA FOR ITS' FAILURE TO COMPLETE RULE PROTECTING KENTUCKY'S HIGH QUALITY STREAMS

INTENT TO SUE SERVED ON EPA FOR ITS' FAILURE TO COMPLETE RULE PROTECTING KENTUCKY'S HIGH QUALITY STREAMS

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Opening Brief Filed In Joint Tenancy - Strip Mining Case

Opening Brief Filed In Joint Tenancy - Strip Mining Case

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APPEAL FILED IN SOLID WASTE & COAL POWER PLANT CASE

APPEAL FILED IN SOLID WASTE & COAL POWER PLANT CASE

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BRIEFING COMPLETE IN THOROUGHBRED SITING CHALLENGE

BRIEFING COMPLETE IN THOROUGHBRED SITING CHALLENGE

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Vehicle Emissions Testing Suit Filed

Vehicle Emissions Testing Suit Filed

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Kentucky Pioneer Power Plant Case Submitted

Kentucky Pioneer Power Plant Case Submitted

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Sep,11 2003

KRC serves Notice of Intent To Sue Kentucky, EPA Over End To Vehicle Testing Program In Jefferson County, Kentucky.

KRC serves Notice of Intent To Sue Kentucky, EPA Over End To Vehicle Testing Program In Jefferson County, Kentucky.

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August 14, 2003: Whitely County Stone

August 14, 2003: Whitely County Stone

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KRC Requests OSM To Set Aside State Law Provisions Stripping Protections From New Pine Mountain Trail State Park

KRC Requests OSM To Set Aside State Law Provisions Stripping Protections From New Pine Mountain Trail State Park

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Cabinet Supports Revocation of Nugent Permit

Cabinet Supports Revocation of Nugent Permit

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Citizens Coal Council and KRC Challenge EPA Rule Relaxing Sediment Controls On Mining

Citizens Coal Council and KRC Challenge EPA Rule Relaxing Sediment Controls On Mining

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Proposed Regulations Implementing Voluntary Environmental Remediation

The regulations, which will be filed in final form by the Cabinet after review of the comments received, have been attacked by industry groups as being too onerous, and the standards to which the property must be cleaned or managed, too rigorous.

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PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS OF THE MARTIN COUNTY COAL WASTE SPILL

PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS OF THE MARTIN COUNTY COAL WASTE SPILL

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KRC serves notice opposing coal slurry pond near Kentucky River

KRC serves notice opposing coal slurry pond near Kentucky River

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Kentucky Citizen Groups Notify EPA of Intent to Sue to Protect Kentucky's Waterways

Kentucky Citizen Groups Notify EPA of Intent to Sue to Protect Kentucky's Waterways

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Notice of Intent To Sue Pursuant To Clean Water Act Section 505 and 5 U.S.C. Sections 701-706

Notice of Intent To Sue Pursuant To Clean Water Act Section 505 and 5 U.S.C. Sections 701-706

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Agreement Reached On "Brownfields" Proposal

A tentative agreement was reached earlier this past week among Rep. Paul Bather, Bob Benson, representing the City of Louisville, the Kentucky League of Cities, and the Council regarding the text of a voluntary remediation (brownfields) bill. The tex

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