Henry County Schools Recognized for Energy Efficiency

(FRANKFORT, Ky. Feb. 23, 2017) – The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) today recognized the Henry County School District for earning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification in all of the district’s five school buildings. Certificates signed by Governor Matt Bevin and Cabinet Secretary Charles Snavely were presented to school officials during the February 23 meeting of the Henry County Board of Education.

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“Capture the Earth” Student Video and Photo Contests Announced

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 22, 2017) – The Energy and Environment Cabinet today announced two contests to protect the environment and to celebrate Earth Day.

For middle school students, the “Capture the Earth” photo contest seeks original photographs and for high school students, the “Capture the Earth” video contest seeks original videos. Both contests seek to celebrate the beauty and diversity of Kentucky.

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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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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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300 Building Dedicated by Gov. Bevin, Officials

The 300 Building at Sower Blvd. in Frankfort got its official christening yesterday from Gov. Matt Bevin, Finance Cabinet Secretary William M. Landrum, III, Frankfort Mayor Bill May and a host of other dignitaries.

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Air Permitting and Compliance Workshop Registration Open

The Division of Compliance Assistance (DCA) will host an Air Permitting and Compliance Workshop Feb. 8 in Frankfort at the DEP Training Center at 300 Sower Blvd. The workshop will educate attendees about air regulations and permitting so they understand and can comply with their environmental regulations. Speakers from DCA and the Division for Air Quality (DAQ) will be explaining how to obtain an air quality permit and follow the requirements of the permit.

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