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Coal and Water Resources

E.g., 07/2020
E.g., 07/2020

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:

A Case Study in Non-Compliance and Non-Enforcement in Kentucky

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth
Enforcement, Big Sandy

One citizen's story about our drinking water

Healthier Kentuckians Through Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency

Kentucky Sustainable Energy Alliance

Describes, by documenting scientific studies, how transitioning to sustainable, clean energy solutions will benefit our health and well-being.

Promoting Long Term Investment in Appalachian Kentucky, 2012

Mountain Association For Community Economic Development

This report, published by MACED, describes a proposal to create a permanent fund with coal severance tax resources in order to support long-term investments in economic diversification and transition.

The Impact of Coal on Kentucky's State Budget, 2009

Mountain Association for Community Economic Development

This report, published by the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development, compares the amount of state revenues directly and indirectly generated by the coal industry with the level of state spending on the coal industry, through tax breaks, subsidies, and other direct expenses.

Clean Water Protection Act

The Clean Water Protection Act would redefine fill material to not include waste.

Appalachian Transition Website

Mountain Association for Community Economic Development and Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

This website is a joint project of the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED) and Kentuckians For The Commonwealth. It contains useful analysis, resources, case studies and examples about the opportunity and need for a just economic transition in Appalachia.