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September 1, 2015

DEADLINE: Covering Water in a Changing World

This free specialized reporting institute, Nov 12-13, 2015 in Gainsville, Florida (from the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications and the Robert R. McCormick Foundation), is designed for any journalist or weather broadcaster reporting on water issues and the impact of climate change. Apply by Sep 1.

Group Wins Suit To Disclose Fracking in Gulf of Mexico

The Center for Biological Diversity filed a Freedom of Information Act request for documents on offshore Gulf fracking, and was refused by two Interior Department offshore drilling agencies, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement. CBD sued, and the lawsuit was settled June 2, 2015.

"Nearly 60 Percent of Kentucky’s Coal Plants May Be Gone by 2040"

"In 25 years, Kentucky’s energy landscape will look dramatically different than it does now. As Energy and Environment Secretary Len Peters told a legislative committee last week, Kentucky is already facing the loss of the majority of its coal fleet over the next 25 years, and that’s without the EPA’s upcoming greenhouse gas regulations."

Source: WFPL, 06/09/2015

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