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10 Years of I Love Mountains Days

February 1, 2016 at 05:17pm

I Love Mountains Day slideshow

KFTC and friends have had 10 years of great success with I Love Mountains Day, bringing thousands to the capital in February to let elected leaders know of our love for Kentucky’s people and mountains, our determination to stop their destruction, and our vision for Appalachia’s Bright Future. Last year KFTC leadership decided that the 2015 I Love Mountains Day would be our last.

Just as we tried over the decade to evolve the theme of I Love Mountains Day from one of just protest against mountaintop removal, valley fills and environmental destruction to one that also included value-based solutions like clean energy and economic justice for all, KFTC’s legislative strategy also has evolved.

Economic benefits of clean energy described at hearing

January 31, 2016 at 08:11am

A Renewable and Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS) in Kentucky would create jobs, save money, improve public health and invigorate the economy members of the House Economic Development Committee were told Thursday morning.

Members push back on Governor's Budget

January 27, 2016 at 02:34pm

Members gathered all over the state, from Madison County to Whitesburg to Covington to Lexington, last night to watch, process, and come up with action plans to push for adequate funding for health care and preserving kynect and Medicaid expansion, access to higher ed, protecting the arts, and community health.

‘Walk Your Block’ is Jefferson County's next Smoketown initiative

January 13, 2016 at 02:31pm

A year after the Vision Smoketown survey report was released, largely the same Jefferson County Economic Justice team is putting together a report on the Smoketown Walk Your Block project launched in April 2015.

Historic Harlan County coal town has ambitious plan to make homes more energy efficient

December 29, 2015
Lexington Herald-Leader

The city power board in Benham is working with several non-profit organizations on a plan to improve the energy efficiency of scores of homes in the historic coal town in Harlan County, which International Harvester began building in 1909. Many of the homes were not well-insulated when they were built.

Ky. should get in on new energy boom

January 6, 2016
Lexington Herald-Leader

Smart leaders would be looking to get Kentucky a bigger piece of the job growth in renewable energy and efficiency programs.

We Are Kentuckians rally lifts up a vision for Kentucky

January 5, 2016 at 09:39pm

KFTC Chairperson Dana Beasley Brown opened the first We Are Kentuckians rally in Frankfort by sharing a vision of healthy communities, good jobs, the best health care, fairness, racial justice and a healthy environment across Kentucky.

“Our collective voice is so important in this political landscape – the voice of real people. We’re churning our dreams – you and me – with people all over our commonwealth. And we have the solutions that can make them a reality,” Beasley Brown told the crowd of 200 gathered in the capitol rotunda on January 5, the first day of the 2016 General Assembly.

We Are Kentuckians Rally on January 5th

December 21, 2015 at 08:28am
Let’s start the new year off with a declaration at our Capitol!

We have a shared vision for Kentucky. We have momentum, with raising the wage in Lexington and restoring voting rights. Now is the time for us to work even harder together, to grow stronger, and build new power.

Be in Frankfort on January 5th to shout our vision for a better Kentucky.

How can Kentucky transform its energy system?

October 22, 2015
Courier Journal

KFTC creating a 'people's plan' to cut carbon pollution

October 21, 2015
Lexington Herald Leader

This is great coverage from the Lexington Herald Leader about the launch of KFTC's Empower Kentucky project. The article quotes KFTC members Steve Wilkins and Chris Porter, among others. 

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