Speak Up for Herrington Lake!

Kentucky Waterways Alliance and Sierra Club are suing Kentucky Utilities (KU) to get them to stop polluting Herrington Lake with heavy metals and coal ash. KU’s activities in their coal-burning power plant adjacent to Herrington Lake have contaminated this important water resource. You can help us end the contamination of this beautiful lake on the Dix River in Mercer County by taking action today.

How you can help:

  • To submit written comments, send via email to ewbrowncomments@ky.gov or by regular mail to John Lyons, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Environmental Protection, 300 Sower Building, Frankfort, KY 40601. All written comments must be received by September 15, 2020 at 4:30 pm EDT. So that all comments receive full consideration, comments are not responded to at the hearing. “EW Brown Report” should be included on the first page of written comments.

KWA and Sierra Club, with help from our attorneys at Earthjustice, have developed these talking points which will help you form your comments. In summary, we are asking the Cabinet to require a thorough cleanup of Herrington Lake. This includes both the pollution that is already in the lake and the ongoing discharges of contaminated groundwater flowing to the lake. Kentucky Utilities should be required to do this as part of being a good neighbor to the thousands of Kentuckians who use, depend on, and love the lake.

If you have any questions on how to get involved, email us at info@kwalliance.org or call us at 502-589-8008.