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Black lung is surging, but bill to undo limits on doctors stalls without a hearing

March 7, 2019
Lexington Herald Leader

A bill that would have rescinded restrictions on the types of physicians who can diagnose black lung disease will likely not get a vote in the Kentucky House of Representatives this year … The proposal’s likely failure comes amid the largest resurgence of black lung in decades, one that has left more than 20 perc

Utility PAC donations rolled in ahead of solar industry bill fight

February 25, 2019
The Courier-Journal

Four big utility interests pumped $327,050 into the political committees of legislative candidates and the political parties during the 2018 election cycle. 

That compares with the $6,500 contributed by the tiny political action committee of Kentucky’s solar industry.

Mitch McConnell is silent on coal while Kentucky miners suffer and die

February 22, 2019
The Courier-Journal

McConnell has repeatedly failed to do right by our coal workers and communities.

Exciting! Benham$aves energy efficiency project receives $200,000 pledge

February 13, 2019 at 01:51pm

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KFTC members took part in a special called meeting of the Benham Power Board on February 12 to share the good news that an anonymous donor pledged $200,000 to support the Benham$aves Program.

At a crossroads, Ohio River agency weighs dueling proposals on role

February 4, 2019
Energy News Network
An industry-backed effort aims to end ORSANCO’s role in setting and enforcing pollution standards.

Water Justice Field Hearing

February 4, 2019 at 03:24pm

More than 110 people turned out on February 2 to affirm the need for clean and safe drinking water.

Take action to protect ORSANCO and support water justice!

January 14, 2019 at 03:49pm

Last year a proposal came forward to do away with the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO) regulatory mission.

The Farm Bureau: Big Oil’s Unnoticed Ally Fighting Climate Science and Policy

December 21, 2018
Inside Climate News

For more than three decades, the Farm Bureau has aligned agriculture closely with the fossil fuel agenda.

Investigation blames regulatory failure for black lung 'epidemic'

December 18, 2018
The Hill

An NPR/PBS "Frontline" investigation published on Tuesday found that the government has known for decades about warning signs that preceded a recent black lung "epidemic," which has sickened thousands of coal miners.

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