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United States and the Commonwealth of Kentucky Reach Agreement with AK Steel Corporation to Resolve Clean Air Act Violations

The United States and the Commonwealth of Kentucky have reached a settlement with the AK Steel Corporation (AK Steel) in Ashland, Ky., resolving alleged violations of the Clean Air Act, AK Steel’s title V permit, and the Kentucky State Implementation Plan, announced the Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


DendriFund Announces Inaugural Grant Recipients

Sustainability Foundation, DendriFund, Created by Brown-Forman and Brown Family

DendriFund, an environmental sustainability foundation created by Brown-Forman Corporation and the Brown family, the founding family of the beverage alcohol company, announced its first grant recipients. The four organizations receiving the foundation’s inaugural grants are:


University of Kentucky to Host Sustainable Manufacturing Forum Aug. 9

The Third International Forum on Sustainable Manufacturing, organized by the Institute for Sustainable Manufacturing at the University of Kentucky, will take place Friday, Aug. 9, at the Hilary J. Boone Center on the UK campus.

The forum will bring together nationally and internationally known experts in sustainable manufacturing from industry, academia and federal agencies to examine advances in sustainable manufacturing at the product, process and systems (including supply-chain) levels.

UK faculty will share cutting-edge research through presentations about their work. The forum will also include a poster showcase of student research as well as on-going, multi-faculty research projects.


Beam Committed To A Sustainable Environment

Company to receive full LEED certification in May at the new Jim Beam American Stillhouse

When it comes to environmental sustainability, Jim Beam, home to the world's No.1-selling bourbon, proudly reports that its efforts raise the bar. As the world recognizes Earth Day, the company is poised to receive full LEED "Gold" certification at its new visitors' center, The Jim Beam American Stillhouse, located on the company's flagship distillery grounds in Clermont, Ky.The voluntary LEED certification process, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, demonstrates leadership, innovation, environmental stewardship and social responsibility.


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