For nearly two decades, Environmental Inspector Joe Boggs has tended to the air monitors at Grayson Lake in Eastern Kentucky. This scenic site, located far from major emissions sources, serves as a baseline for air quality in a pristine environment. In this video, Boggs talks about his work and the role of air monitoring in understanding Kentucky’s air quality.
Day in and day out, a network of air monitoring stations keep watch over Kentucky’s air quality. Scattered across the Commonwealth, these stations contain sophisticated instruments that sample and monitor for pollutants in the ambient (outdoor) air. Continue reading “Air Monitoring in Kentucky: It’s all in the Plan”
FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 5, 2017) – The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet is calling for nominations for its annual environmental awards to be presented during the 2017 Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment on Oct. 19-20 at the Lexington Convention Center.
For many Kentuckians, burning was just how you got rid of things in the old days. But times have changed, and so has the garbage we generate. When you burn garbage, you create toxic smoke that can endanger the health of you, your family and your neighbors. Burning that garbage is also illegal.
Every year, the first week in May is celebrated across the U.S. as Air Quality Awareness Week. The Division for Air Quality invites you to explore this topic with five fun Continue reading “What’s your air quality I.Q.? Find out with our Air Quality Awareness Week quizzes”
Analysis of data from the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) by the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) shows a continued downward statewide trend in toxic pollutants entering Kentucky’s environment. With continued reduction in reported releases, the potential impact on communities that may be disproportionately impacted has also decreased.
Every year the Department for Environmental Protection honors employees who have gone above and beyond their job titles and duties to protect the environment, educate the public and ensure Kentucky is using and preserving its natural resources in a responsible manner.
Last Monday, Environmental Protection Commissioner Aaron Keatley, Dep. Commissioner Tony Hatton Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Charles Snavely honored 19 individual employees and six teams with outstanding service to the environment.