Four other local entities passed resolutions in the past week
Grassroots support for the Power+ Plan to accelerate the release of one billion dollars for land reclamation projects that support local economic diversification efforts is growing quickly. In the past week, five local government units in eastern Kentucky have apssed resolutions calling on U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers to support the plan.
KFTC members offer a grassroots perspective on the Clean Power Plan announced on Monday by President Obama.
Cleaning up the coal industry's legacy pollution seems a better idea than letting them create more of it. Community and economic development projects that could be funded through the Power+ Initiative would extend the benefits of the environmental cleanup. It makes good sense.
While "War on Coal" rhetoric still resonates in Washington, many locals say they have accepted that, this time, the boom-bust coal cycle has settled on bust. In the shadow of central Appalachia's bright-green hills, citizens groups are joining local politicians and entrepreneurs to map out a future less dependent on coal.
In a unanimous 3-0 decision, the Kentucky Court of Appeals has affirmed the Franklin Circuit Court decision that Bluegrass Pipeline LLC does not have the power of eminent domain