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Kinder Morgan abandons hazardous liquids pipeline project that would have crossed 18 Ky counties

Pipeline company Kinder Morgan has officially dropped its plans to convert a more than 70-year-old, 2-foot diameter pipeline from natural gas service to the transport of hazardous natural gas liquids (NGLs). Natural gas liquids are hydrocarbon byproducts coproduced in fracking operations in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, and pose significantly greater safety and environmental risks than natural...

Company that illegally dumped fracking waste in Estill County agrees to $95,000 civil penalty

The Energy and Environment Cabinet announced that it has reached an agreement in principle with Advanced Disposal Services Blue Ridge Landfill, Inc. (Blue Ridge) on an agreed order with both remedial and penalty provisions regarding the Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (TENORM) that was illegally brought there last year. The proposed agreed order requires Blue Ridge...