Sample phone script for the National Call-In Day to the White House asking for the strongest possible coal ash disposal standards.
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.
In response to legal action by a broad coalition of national and local groups, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must finalize first-ever federal standards for the disposal of coal ash by December 19, 2014.
The settlement does not dictate the content of the final regulation, but gives the agency a deadline to finalize standards after years of delay.
Some departments of the Kentucky’s Energy and Environment Cabinet will see deep cuts over the next two years, if the General Assembly approves Gov. Steve Beshear’s proposed budget.