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Category: Advocacy

Lexington’s Footprint-Environmental Priorities Reinforce Need for Smart Growth Policies

Guest Commentary by Knox van Nagell, Business Lexington, June 27th, 2008 The Brookings Institution, one of the most credible and knowledgeable research organizations in the world, recently named Lexington as having the largest carbon footprint among the nation’s 200 major metropolitan areas. In layman’s terms, this means that the average Lexingtonian emits 2.5 times more...

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Federal Grant Assistance to the Yellow Bikes Program

The Fayette Alliance supports LFUCG’s federal grant application to finance and improve the “Yellow Bikes” community bike program. With additional funding, LFUCG can purchase state-of-the-art equipment that will enhance the Yellow Bikes program—such as integrating easy check out facilities, GPS and odometer readings on all bikes, and credit card tracking on lost or stolen bikes....

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EPA Consent Decree

ON FEBRUARY 19th, 2008, LFUCG released the details of the EPA Consent Decree. This agreement between LFUCG and the EPA addresses Lexington-Fayette County’s longstanding sanitary sewer and stormwater problems. The Consent Decree will impact how Lexington-Fayette County grows in years to come. EPA Consent Decree