EPA’s proposed new clean air standards represent a great opportunity to move Kentucky and the nation in very positive direction. Kentucky can be in the forefront of this economic opportunity, and KFTC challenges our elected officials and candidates to end their denial and obstruction and lead us to the clean energy future Kentuckians need and deserve.
The fifth Growing Appalachia gathering offers an opportunity to learn about bio-intensive gardening, renewable energy and much more. The day of workshops takes place on March 8 in Prestonsburg.
Environmental litigation prevails, local coal ash communities to gain some protection
After years of delay, and in response to legal action by national and local public interest groups, the U.S. EPA has agreed to finalize standards to protect the public from exposure to coal ash.
Kentucky is seeking to renew its general permit for the coal industry — including mountaintop surface mines that disturb hundreds of acres, pollute streams already impaired by earlier mining and threaten aquatic life and human health.
Last year, the Obama administration quietly put the brakes on any new field work by the U.S. Geological Survey to gather data on the potential public-health threats posed by mountaintop removal.