Environmental groups petition U.S. EPA for Numeric Nutrient Standards for the Ohio River - After years of little or no progress, the Trump administration has taken the Clean Water Act in the wrong direction. The Ohio River Waterkeeper, Sierra Club and nearly a dozen other water quality organizations are filing this petition on the anniversary … Continue reading Environmental Groups Petition EPA to Clean Up Nutrient Pollution in the Ohio River
The R. Gallagher Generating Station is a 4-unit, 600-megawatt coal-fired power plant owned and operated by Duke Energy on the banks of the Ohio River southwest of the city of New Albany in Floyd County, Indiana. Construction of the Gallagher Station’s first 150-megawatt coal combustion unit broke ground in 1958. The fourth coal combustion unit … Continue reading Tell Duke Energy to Get Their Ash Out of Our Ohio River at the Gallagher Station
Last year ORSANCO proposed to completely eliminate the Ohio River’s Pollution Standards. With your voice and massive public outcry, we defeated the proposal and the Ohio River’s Pollution Standards are still in effect. Now polluters want to make the Ohio River’s Pollution Standards optional. ORSANCO’s 2019 proposal makes the Ohio River’s scientifically established pollution limits, … Continue reading Tell ORSANCO the pollution standards for the Ohio River should NOT be optional!
On January 21th, 2019 LORW will be hosting our inaugural fundraiser at Odeon (1335 Story Ave, Louisville KY 40206), featuring Ben Sollee, John Gage, and others.
This is a complicated issue because where do you move the coal ash to and by what means for how long? But, leaving 10K tons of toxic coal ash in an unlined pit in the flood plain of the Ohio River at the Duke Energy Gallagher "Super Polluter" coal power plant in New Albany is unacceptable … Continue reading Utilities Admit to Leaking Toxic Chemicals
"The groundwater pollution isn’t just happening at the Trimble County Generating Station. It’s happening at every LG&E and Kentucky Utilities coal-burning power plant covered under the federal rules. That includes the Mill Creek power plant in Louisville, the Ghent power plant in Carroll County and the E.W. Brown power plant in Mercer County."
"Just within an hour and a half, a fourth one has sunk," Shawn Kenney, the Assistant Operation Manager of the McAlpine Lock and Dam for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, said. An additional barge capsized Friday, spilling up to 1800 tons of coal into the river.”
"Fischer and others view the K &I as a logical westernmost link across the river for the region’s parks and trail systems, complementing the Big Four Bridge in Waterfront Park to the east."
"Saying you want clean water and excluding ephemeral streams is like saying you want universal health care, but you won't cover anyone not named Ken," said Ken Kopocis, who led the Obama EPA's Office of Water.