KFTC developed this overview of the EPA's proposed carbon emissions standards for existing power plants, released in June 2014. It is intended to help KFTC members understand and talk about the issues surrounding climate change and this EPA proposal.
Join us for July chapter meeting. The Central Kentucky Chapter of KFTC will join us to discuss the success of their city council resolution in support of the restoration of voting rights to former felons. We will also explore ways that our chapter can support the passage of a similar resolution in Louisville.
The June 9th Jefferson County annual chapter meeting brought together 30 new and old KFTC members for the annual chapter potluck.
Kentuckians would realize tremendous health benefits from significant cuts in power plant pollution. Proposed EPA air pollution limits would require Kentucky to cut carbon pollution only by 18.3% by the year 2030 – a very modest and achievable goal. Yet many of our politicians and candidates are howling against the EPA proposal and ignoring the billions of dollars in health benefits.
Here's a KFTC statement in response to the EPA announcement.