KY lawmakers take on biodigester issue in Louisville

KY lawmakers take on biodigester issue in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - State legislators met in Louisville on Wednesday to discuss the future of biodigesters in the city.

Members of the Division of Water and Public Service Commission and the Kentucky Association of Counties discussed ways to attract a new development that would operate similar to the planned FoodPort in West Louisville that was scrapped last week.

Funding for the FoodPort was expected to come from construction of a biodigester in West Louisville, but community opposition killed that project.

"From what I gathered, the initial proposal, I can see why it caused so much controversy because it was that close to houses," State Representative Steve Riggs said. "But the proposal that they're looking at, being half a mile is probably too far away. That's probably too extreme so we'll have to see where it goes from there."

Riggs hopes to see legislation passed in the next session, which begins in January and ends in March.

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