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Odor Complaint Packet for Rubbertown residents

REACT
Jefferson County

The Odor Response Team Project (ORT) was put together in an effort to document odors and to use the documentation to reduce our exposure to toxic chemicals associated with Rubbertown chemical facilities.

For many years, REACT (Rubbertown Emergency ACTion) has received numerous calls from people living and working in the Villages of Park DuValle among other neighborhoods. From complaints of odors to beliefs that illness was directly related to Rubbertown, people have called wanting answers. When Kentuckians For The Commonwealth (KFTC) offered to help support the work of REACT, it seemed the perfect time to implement the idea of Odor Response Teams.

Power Up! Webinar: I Love Mountains Day 2014

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Presentation on I Love Mountains Day 2014: "Vote for Kentucky's Bright Future!"

Community Science and Public Health Handout

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

This handout contains general information about the Community Science and Public Health project and can be used when talking to your neighbors about testing water.

Local Economies to Save the Land and People

Wendell Berry

Noted Kentucky farmer and author Wendell Berry spoke at the 2013 Annual Membership Meeting of Kentuckians For The Commonwealth. This is the text of his speech.

Schemes from the Boardroom: The War by Arch and Peabody on the Aging, Ill, and Disabled

Religious Leaders for Coalfield Justice and Interfaith Worker Justice

This report delivers the findings of a hearing in April 2013 hearing with members of the United Mine Workers of America miners, their families and dependents who are threatened with loss of their health care benefits. Present were retirees and family members, clergy, community and health care officials, union leaders, and labor experts to address how St.

National Rivers and Streams Assessment, 2008-09

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

A new report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency gauges the overall health of our rives and streams. It found that 55% of the nation’s river and stream miles do not support healthy populations of aquatic life, with phosphorus and nitrogen pollution and poor habitat the most widespread problems. Conditions are even worse in the southern Appalachian region, with 64% of streams and rivers in poor condition.

County Profiles

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

This is a collection of maps of the impacts of strip mining on various Eastern Kentucky counties.

The Prairie State Coal Plant: The Reality vs. the Promise

Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis

This report describes why communities that bought shares of the new Prairie State coal project face higher than projected initial costs and significant economic risks for the future. 

Looking at the coal mine permit

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Here is a section-by-section summary of what you'll find in a coal mine permit, and what you should look for.

Evaluation of Nine Ky Power Plant SO2 Compliance

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Some of Kentucky's largest working-class communities are being put at risk by power plants that are violating national clean air standards, according to a new report from the Sierra Club and the Kentucky Environmental Foundation. Their study finds that nine power plants, most located next to major cities, are spewing out more sulfur dioxide than they should be.The nine are:

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