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PNS Daily News - July 15, 2020 


The Trump Administration reverses course on international student rule; the ultra-rich keep getting richer; and rental costs are burdens for low-wage workers.

2020Talks - July 15, 2020 


Biden follows up on a climate policy plan from his task force, made up of his and Sen. Bernie Sanders' supporters. Alabama, Maine and Texas had elections; new data from California's March presidential primary show 1.5% of returned absentee ballots rejected.

Public News Service - KY: Climate Change/Air Quality

BEREA, Ky. - Some may argue coal is king in Kentucky because it offers good-paying jobs in a number of areas where residents may not have them otherwise, but one group says there are costs associated with coal that few stop to think about. Jason Bailey, research and policy director with the Mountain

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Ratepayers from eleven rural electric co-ops in Kentucky are questioning a U.S. Department of Agriculture decision, allowing the Eastern Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC) to seek $900 million in funding from private sources for its proposed Smith coal-burning power plant. Fifty co-o

BEREA, Ky. - Some Kentucky landowners are getting back some of the time and money they invest through a program that compensates them for the carbon the trees on their property capture. Rodney Mullins is one of the first few to receive a check from a carbon credit program run by the Mountain Associa

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A random survey of Kentuckians' awareness of environmental issues indicates increasing concern over the coal mining process that involves mountaintop removal. In the survey of more than 600 Kentuckians conducted for the Kentucky Environmental Education Council, water and air pollu

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Thousands of new jobs in energy efficiency and renewable energy in many Kentucky counties could be created in the next three years, according to a new report by Chattanooga's Ochs Center for Metropolitan Studies. It finds the East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC) could create more

BEREA, Ky. - The cost of coal mining to the state of Kentucky outweighs the benefits, according to a new study from the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED), which finds that in 2006 coal mining cost the state 115 million dollars more in subsidies and expenditures than was

Maysville, KY - The mercury is rising in northeast Kentucky, and the Sierra Club says it has nothing to do with warmer spring temperatures. The group's Cumberland Chapter is filing a lawsuit with the goal of limiting Kentuckians' mercury exposure from the East Kentucky Power Cooperative's (EKPC) co

Clark County, KY – A new financial analysis shows that plans for a new coal-fired power plant in Clark County are not a smart money move. The TR Rose Associates study took a look at the financial health of the co-op proposing the plant, as well as what the $766 million price tag would mean for

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