Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Calls for Nominations for Annual Environmental Awards

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.

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Citizens Reminded of Kentucky’s Open Burning Regulations

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.

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What’s your air quality I.Q.? Find out with our Air Quality Awareness Week quizzes

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”

Toxic Release Totals Continue to Decline

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.

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Department for Environmental Protection Recognizes Employee Contributions to Environmental Protection

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.

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Kentucky Division of Air Quality’s 2016 Annual Report Available for Download

The Kentucky Division for Air Quality (DAQ) is pleased to announce the release of the 2016 annual report, which details the division’s mission, function, and commitment to protecting human health and the environment.

Kentucky’s continued trend of air quality improvement is evident in the charts found in the Technical Services Branch section of this report. These achievements are only obtained through:

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Final Air Quality Quiz Wraps up Air Quality Awareness Week

We hope you have enjoyed exploring air quality during Air Quality Awareness Week that Roberta Burnes and her colleagues put together!  Hundreds of people have participated in the daily quizzes, including environmental professionals, high school and college teachers, and students across the Commonwealth.  We hope you’ll continue to explore this fascinating topic throughout the year.

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