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PNS Daily Newscast - Friday, August 23, 2019 


A federal court ruling changes how the President is elected, and Florida Democrats trigger a special session vote on guns. Those stories and more in today's news.

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Public News Service - KY: Climate Change/Air Quality

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

Berea, KY – Money really can grow on trees in Kentucky. It’s a new way of thinking about the state’s vast forestlands, most of which are privately owned. Landowners are learning they can be paid to leave big, healthy trees standing so they can absorb carbon pollution from the air,

Frankfort, KY – Assessment of toxics from the recent coal ash pond spill in Harriman, Tenn., is still underway, with the state now saying two contaminants have entered some water supplies. Millions of tons of coal ash sludge destroyed up to 15 homes near Knoxville and sent a slurry into the T

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