The summer 2014 issue of Land, Air & Water is available online

The summer 2014 issue is available for download at
http://eec.ky.gov/Pages/LandAirWater.aspx.  The cover features an amazing view from the top of Pilot Knob in Pilot Knob State Nature Preserve in Powell County.  Photographed by Barry Howard, Frankfort.

On the inside cover, Secretary Peters writes about President Obama’s Climate Action Plan and how the proposed rules are generating a lot of discussion and debate in Kentucky regarding reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

On the inside cover, Secretary Peters writes about President Obama’s Climate Action Plan and how the proposed rules are generating a lot of discussion and debate in Kentucky regarding reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

This issue also highlights the following articles:

  •  Methane gas  –The byproduct of decaying waste at the Glasgow Regional Landfill will be captured and converted to electricity, providing the local community with a renewable energy source and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  Read the story beginning on Page 1 of how the methane gas project will supply electrical power to nearly 500 residences.
  • On the road again  – Roberta Burnes and other air quality staff take their open burning message on the road to educate local firefighters about what’s legal to burn and what isn’t.  On Page 6, read how their partnership with the state’s first responders helps the public understand the connection between open burning, air quality and their health.
  • 800-ton garbage slide – Last year, DWM and ERT staff were called to the Big Run Municipal Solid Waste Landfill near Ashland for an emergency garbage slide.  Check out the centerfold on Pages 9 and 10 that features the cleanup process, photos of the slide, as well as a sidebar story on recycling and ideas to help you reduce your consumer footprint.
  • A Kentucky River treasure – Tom Dorman State Nature Preserve features stunning 220-foot palisades along the Kentucky River. On Page 18, read about other unique features on the more than 900-acre preserve in Jessamine and Garrard counties.  This feature article is the first in a series of articles that will appear in future issues of the magazine that highlight Kentucky’s nature preserves.

The summer issue also features a KY EXCEL member, Jim Beam Clermont, on Page 2; the reopening of the Division of Forestry’s Morgan County Nursery on Page 7; and a team of UK forestry students who gained wildland fire training on Page 14.  Take time to read these and many other articles pertaining to your cabinet’s work.

If you have comments or suggestions for future stories, contact me by e-mail or by phone at 564-5525.

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