Recycled Tire Asphalt Grant Funding Available to Counties

FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 26, 2017) – Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Charles G. Snavely announced today that grant funding will be made available to counties for projects that use recycled Kentucky waste tires in rubber-modified asphalt paving projects. This grant can be used to fund either chip seal or thin asphalt overlay pavement projects.

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Division of Waste Management Announces $4,000 Grants Available from Waste Tire Trust Fund

FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 12, 2017) – Kentucky counties can now apply for $4,000 grants to be used for recycling and waste tire removal. The grants are funded through the Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Division of Waste Management (DWM) Waste Tire Trust Fund.

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Commonwealth Clean-up Week Draws Dozens of Volunteers at 300 Sower

The wind howled and the temperatures were brisk, but more than 30 eager volunteers pulled on their parkas and grabbed a trash bag to do litter pickup around the 300 Sower Building as part of Commonwealth Clean-up Week on Wednesday afternoon.

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Proposed Coal Combustion Residual (CCR) Regulations Strengthen Protections

A recent article about a closed ash pond at the E.W. Brown Power Station near Danville and its effect on Herrington Lake suggested that the state’s proposed Coal Combustion Residual (CCR) regulations developed by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and being adopted by the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) would lead to more instances of pollutants being discharged into waterways.

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Division of Waste Management Requests Applications for Crumb Rubber and Tire-Derived Products Grant

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 7, 2017) – The Energy and Environment Cabinet is now accepting grant proposals for projects that promote the use of recycled waste tires. This grant has been used to fund crumb rubber mulch for landscaping projects in recent years, but the cabinet is encouraging applicants to expand the scope of potential projects for this grant cycle.

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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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Environmental Protection Announces Grants To Clean Up Illegal Open Dumps in 25 Kentucky Counties

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 9, 2017) – Energy and Environment Secretary Charles Snavely announced today that approximately $1.06 million in grant funding has been awarded for the cleanup of 112 illegal dumps in 25 counties across the Commonwealth.

“Illegal dumping affects safety, property values and quality of life across the commonwealth,” Sec. Snavely said.  “This grant program is a great way to assist counties in improving their local communities .”

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