Raised in Michigan. Educated in Montana. Worked as a journalist in Montana, Alaska, Washington, California and Kentucky. I cover environmental topics for The (Louisville) Courier-Journal and courier-journal.com, Kentucky’s largest news organization. I’m something of a rare bird, in that I know of...
The Courier-Journal Special: Climate Change Section
The Kentucky Public Service Commission on Friday announced that it had issued its highest ever penalty in a natural gas safety case – a $395,000 fine of Louisville Gas and Electric for a 2014 pipeline break that injured two contract workers. That the Oldham County accident in a high-pressure pipeline occurred in close proximity to homes, a school, and businesses was a factor in determining the amount of the penalties, according to a press release.
Odors may affect your quality of life and sense of well-being. Sometimes environmental odors can affect entire communities, according to the U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, part of the CDC. James Bruggers/Louisville Courier Journal
Courier Journal reviews more than 6,000 odor complaints across Louisville since 2012 and how city officials responded to themAt least that’s what thousands of callers have told authorities in the last six years. The odor complaints were throughout the city and came in at a rate of nearly three a day, Courier Journal found in a review of public records. Those records reveal some surprising sources of unwelcome smells — even a barbecue smoker in an East End subdivision.
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