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Environmental Protection Agency Aims to Deregulate Coal Ash

Aerial view of coal ash ponds near river

The Trump administration’s proposal to roll back federal coal ash safeguards gives more leeway to states — and advocates worry that would put drinking water at risk.

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Summit Stresses Sustainability in Climbing

Climbers hang from rock roof

The two-day workshop hosted by The Access Fund in April was centered on ensuring that rock climbing has a positive environmental and economic impact as the sport grows in the Appalachian region.

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New Public Lands Open in Northeast Kentucky

Old Trace Creek Wildlife Management Area, a 323-acre stretch of land in Lewis County, Ky., is now open for public use.

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Anti-Solar Bill Stalls in Kentucky Legislature

The Kentucky legislature declined to pass a bill that would have allowed the state and potentially utilities to set new rate structures that could have threatened the expansion of residential solar.

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Neely’s Creek Mine Permit Up for Renewal

The permit renewal for Neely’s Creek Mine near Somerset, Ky., is being contested by a local environmental group.

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Kentucky Legislators Split Over Solar

A Kentucky net-metering bill that would allow the state to decide how much money residents with rooftop solar earn from the surplus power they produce narrowly passed the state House in March.

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Battery Company to Invest in Kentucky

Power technology manufacturer EnerBlu announced plans to open a $372 million battery manufacturing plant on a reclaimed surface mine in Pikeville, Ky., and move its headquarters to Lexington, Ky.

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Bald Eagle Population Soars in Kentucky

The Kentucky bald eagle population has doubled in the last seven years thanks to reintroduction programs, an increase in suitable habitats and the ban of the pesticide DDT.

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Traversing the Rock Formations at Kentucky’s Natural Bridge

underside view of Natural Bridge

On the outskirts of the Red River Gorge, hikers at Natural Bridge State Resort Park walk among natural sandstone structures and climb stairs amid thickets of rhododendron and the shade of hemlocks.

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White House halts review of mountaintop removal health impacts

The U.S. Department of the Interior ordered the National Academy of Sciences to halt its review of the links between mountaintop removal coal mining and human health impacts.

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