The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded Northern Kentucky University with the People, Prosperity, and Planet (P3) award for the 2014-2015 school year. Nationally the grants were awarded to 42 teams of college and university students. The teams will design innovative solutions to sustainable challenges in the developed and developing world.
USDA Announces $59 Million in Loans and Grants to Increase Economic Opportunity, Support Rural Microenterprise Development
USDA Rural Development Acting Under Secretary Doug O'Brien announced the selection of 85 utilities and development organizations for loans and grants to support rural business activities that will boost economic growth in rural communities.
EPA Reaches Clean Water Act Settlement with Two Coal Companies to improve Water Quality in Eastern Kentucky
Two coal companies in Eastern Kentucky have agreed to resolve violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA) according to settlements with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Appolo Fuels, Inc. (Appolo), a coal company based in Middlesboro, Kentucky will pay a total civil penalty of $135,000 for filling in streams, a violation of Section 404 of the CWA. Coal Operators 1, LLC, Coal Essence Preparation Plant (formerly known as the Viking Preparation Plant), in Pikeville, Kentucky will pay a total civil penalty of $110,000 for violations of Section 402 of the CWA.
The Louisville and Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District awarded a First Annual EPA Region 4 Rain Catcher Award
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded the Louisville and Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) with the regional 2014 EPA Rain Catcher Award in the Municipal Category. The award was given at an award ceremony during the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4/International Erosion Control Association Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference, in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Grants will benefit communities in N.Y., Calif., Ky., Maine, Wis., Vt., Mont., and Mass.
The U.S. Forest Service announced nearly $2.3 million in grants to help communities in eight states secure community forests.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it plans to award two communities in Kentucky with brownfields grants for new investments to provide communities with funding necessary to clean and redevelop contaminated properties, boost local economies and create jobs while protecting human health.