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Indiana and Kentucky near the bottom of “Eco Friendly States”

May 6, 2015 – by John S. Kieran on WalletHub.com Eco-friendliness and personal finance are essentially cousins. Not only are our environmental and financial necessities aligned – providing ourselves with sustainable clean drinking water and nutritious sustenance, for example – … Continue reading






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Indiana, Kentucky near the bottom of Gallup “Well-Being” Index

February 19, 2015 – by Dan Witters in Gallop.com Alaska residents had the highest well-being in the nation in 2014, reaching the top spot for the first time since Gallup and Healthways began tracking well-being in 2008. West Virginia and … Continue reading






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Blair Steals Show at Ground Breaking December 19, 1985

October 2, 2014 – by John Blair, valleywatch.net editor This is a video shot by Fred McCool and Leonard Judd for WEHT-TV on December 19, 1985. Music and Editing were by then WEHT anchor, Paul Morrison. It shows me, John Blair, … Continue reading






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Kentucky Denies Permit for Coal Ash Landfill At Trimble County Power Plant

March 21, 2013-by Erica Petersen, WFPL News 89.3 FM The Kentucky Division of Waste Management has denied a pending permit for a coal ash landfill in Trimble County. The proposed landfill would have been 218 acres, near Louisville Gas and Electric’s Trimble … Continue reading






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Studies examine potential links between coal and cancer in Eastern Kentucky

March 19, 2013-by James Bruggers in Watchdog Earth What do toenails have to with human health and the environment? Like hair, they can contain contaminants that are bodies are shedding. I once had my hair sampled for mercury and, to … Continue reading






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If the Tri-State were a State, we would be 3rd in the release of toxic chemicals to the air, nationwide.

August 14, 2012 – Press Release of  Valley Watch, Inc. Last week, headlines in this region showed that Kentucky placed first and Indiana fourth in the release of toxic chemicals to our air from coal plants, according to a study … Continue reading






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LG&E to convert Cane Run power plant to burn cleaner natural gas

September 15, 2011-by James Bruggers in the Louisville Courier Journal Louisville Gas & Electric Co. intends to replace its 57-year-old coal-fired Cane Run Station in Louisville with a new plant next door powered with cleaner-burning natural gas by 2016. The 640-megawatt natural gas … Continue reading






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EPA refuses to even study the risk of using coal ash in many uses including drywall in homes-Scientists Told Agency Does Not Want Safety Concerns Raised about Coal Ash

August 1, 2011-by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency prevents its scientists from examining health risks of coal combustion wastes being added to consumer, agricultural and commercial products even though the agency promotes these practices as safe, … Continue reading






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Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois all among the 11 “Least Green States”

April 25, 2011-by 24/7 Wall Street. Editor’s note-The listing compiled was actually  from first greenest to the least greenest. Vermont occupies 1st place while Indiana came in a dubious 48th. Illinois ranked 44th and Kentucky 40th.     24/7 Wall … Continue reading






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Sulfate World

March 4, 2011-By John Blair, valleywatch.net editor. A chemist friend once told me that when the haze is gray, it is most likely consisted mostly of water vapor. But, he said, “When it is blue it is most likely sulfates.” … Continue reading






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Kentucky Senate bashes EPA on mine regulations

February 17, 2011-By Jim Bruggers in the Louisville Courier Journal. FitzGerald, director of the Kentucky Resources Council, told both committees that he understood lawmakers’ frustration with the EPA. But he noted widespread pollution in eastern Kentucky and said EPA was … Continue reading






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