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Kentucky AG receives $3 million to combat federal environmental regulations

Kentucky AG receives $3 million to combat federal environmental regulations

Kentucky Attorney General Russell Coleman has secured additional funding to legally challenge new environmental regulations imposed by the Biden administration, which target fossil fuel emissions and pollution.

Liam Niemeyer reports for the Kentucky Lantern.

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Congressional office agrees to investigate 'zombie' coal mines
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Congressional office agrees to investigate 'zombie' coal mines

Kentucky citizens’ law group finds 40 percent of state’s active coal strip mines are “functionally abandoned.”
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'Massive' federal solar investment could mean big utility savings in Kentucky

'Massive' federal solar investment could mean big utility savings in Kentucky

Advocates see an Inflation Reduction Act program as a critical opportunity to help low-income communities reap the benefits of solar power.
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AppHarvest promised Kentucky green jobs. It delivered 'hell on earth'

The inside story of how the celebrated startup AppHarvest's indoor farming scheme imploded — and took its blue-collar workforce down with it.
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Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear avoids climate change in reelection bid

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear boasts about clean energy jobs in his bid against a GOP challenger, but purposely avoids discussing global warming.
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Louisville’s plan to combat urban heat could take a century at its current pace

Louisville Metro’s Cool Roof Incentive program and urban tree planting efforts are the city’s best strategies for combating the rapidly growing urban heat island, but they’re not moving fast enough.

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Q&A: From coal to prisons in Eastern Kentucky, and the struggle for a ‘just transition’

“Coal, Cages, Crisis” author Judah Schept discusses mass incarceration in Central Appalachia and putting prisons on strip mines, including a new one a Kentucky Congressman is trying to fast track.

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