POWER funding partnerships represent important step for federal assistance for economic transition efforts in Central Appalachia
Efforts toward a just transition to a more sustainable economy in eastern Kentucky could get a real boost from Friday morning’s announcement by Gov. Steve Beshear and the Obama administration, according to folks involved in those efforts in eastern Kentucky.
Performances by Gangstagrass, Demolition String Band, The Down Hill Strugglers and Cropdust
Brooklyn Loves Mountains will present a benefit concert on March 25 at 8 p.m. at Red Hookʼs Jalopy Theatre (315 Columbia St., Brooklyn, NY). The concert will benefit KFTCs Canary Project and send a message of solidarity from Brooklyn to those working for an end to the most destructive aspects of surface coal mining, mountaintop removal and valley fills in Appalachian communities.
Tens of thousands of violations uncovered
A coalition of citizens groups has filed a federal lawsuit against Frasure Creek Mining LLC for submitting to the state more than 100 false water pollution monitoring reports from its Kentucky coal mines. The false reports amount to nearly 20,000 violations of the federal Clean Water Act and carry a total maximum penalty of more than $700 million.
Oil and gas "land men" offering rotten deals to Kentucky landowners, the author explains.
In Kentucky, the wealthiest residents pay the lowest overall state and local tax rate as documented in a new edition of a study by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy.