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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.
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