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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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Report Projects Health Impacts and Costs from Worsening Ozone. Ozone Pollution Could Cost Americans More Than $5 Billion in 2020

July 7. 2011-by the Union of Concerned Scientists Unchecked global warming could threaten public health and increase health costs by exacerbating ground-level ozone, according to a peer-reviewed report released today by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). The report, “Climate … Continue reading

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John Blair testifies at USEPA’s Air Toxics hearing in Chicago regarding toxic pollution in the tri-state

May 24, 2011-by John Blair, valleywatch.net editor. Twenty-one years after the US Congress ordered EPA to develop rules to control the release of toxic chemicals from coal and oil fired power plants, EPA proposed a rule to do so in … Continue reading

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SW Indiana has two of nation’s to ten Carbon Dioxide emitting plants- Gibson #5, Rockport #10

February 20, 2011-By John Blair, valleywatch.net editor. A new report, released late last week shows that US power plants increased  their emissions of climate change causing, carbon dioxide by 5.56 percent in 2010 over that released in 2009. The Environmental … Continue reading

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