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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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U.S. Department of Justice Withdraws Funding Request for Kentucky Prison

The Dept. of Justice withdrew a funding request for a proposed prison on former mountaintop removal site in Eastern Kentucky.

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Kentucky Coal Mine Has Brighter Future as Solar Farm

Berkeley Energy mine site

A Kentucky coal company is partnering with an international renewables company to construct a solar farm on a coal mine site near Pikeville, Ky.

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Empower Kentucky Plan Would Create Jobs, Boost Energy Efficiency

A new plan by Kentuckians For The Commonwealth sets a path for the state to reduce its carbon footprint, increase social justice, create jobs and boost the economy.

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Citizens discuss environmental threats and economic priorities during Congressman’s visit

People from coal-impacted communities across Central Appalachia recently gathered in Wise County, Va., to share their concerns and ideas with U.S. Representative Raúl Grijalva.

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