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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.


ANN INC.'s Distribution Center Receives Gold Zero Waste Certification

Nancy Perronie - Ann Taylor Kentucy - Copyright Biz JournalsThe Company celebrates Earth Month with 97% annual waste diverted from the environment

ANN INC., the parent Company of Ann Taylor and LOFT, announced that its distribution center in Louisville, Kentucky has achieved the Gold Zero Waste Certification by the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council (USZWBC).  ANN INC. is the first apparel retailer to receive this certification, marking a milestone in the Company's commitment to operating responsibly and sustainably.   


West Middle School in Shelbyville, KY Named a Top Finisher in Energy Star National Building Competition

The West Middle School in Shelbyville, KY was recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a top finisher in the annual Energy Star National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings. The school was recognized for reducing their energy use by over 28 percent.  Teams from more than 3,000 buildings across the country spent the past year competing to obtain the greatest reduction in energy use.


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