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G-7 meeting may move to Camp David; conservation groups sound alarm about acting BLM chief; NC suit aims to change solitary confinement policy there; questions about Amazon Ring coordination with police; and microbes might help in earthquakes.

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2016 candidate Hillary Clinton says Russia is "grooming" Rep. Tulsi Gabbard for a third-party run. And Sen. Bernie Sanders has biggest Democratic campaign event this season so far.

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Public News Service - KY: Energy Policy

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Nearly 80 pending permits, which would allow coal companies to fill valleys with material they remove from mountaintop mines, must be checked more closely, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The agency is citing concerns about the legal status and environm

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

Frankfort, KY – Is Kentucky prospering from new jobs created in the state's growing clean energy economy? A new study from Pew Charitable Trusts answers "yes," finding more than 9,000 clean energy jobs have already been developed, even during the economic downturn. One Kentucky group says that

Berea, KY - Little steps can make a big difference when it comes to saving energy - and the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development's E3 project is proving it, in a large region of eastern Kentucky. "E3" stands for Energy Efficiency Enterprises, explains Josh Bills, the group's ener

Frankfort, KY – One strip mine too many. That's what critics of a mine planned next to Robinson Forest in Breathitt County are saying, because the forest already is nearly surrounded by other mines that are drastically changing the topography. Attorney Hank Graddy is an expert in water-quali

Frankfort, KY – Environmental groups are reacting to news The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has, for seven years, not released information documenting health risks for people, animals and fish near coal-fired power plant landfills and waste ponds. An analysis of the research shows Kent

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

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