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Hundreds coming to Green New Deal event Saturday in Frankfort

Kentuckians will help shape a just transition
May 9, 2019

A Green New Deal is still taking shape. On Saturday, Kentuckians have the opportunity to learn more about the proposed commitment to a clean energy economy, and help shape what that transition could and should look like in Kentucky.

Address the Health Impacts of Mining, Help Us Plan a Bright Future, Kentuckian Carl Shoupe Tells Congress

April 10, 2019

The immediate and long-term health impacts for people living near mountaintop removal mining are real, widespread and devastating, coalfield residente and a medical scientist told members of a U.S. House subcommittee.

ADVISORY: Poor people's hearing on protecting sacred water

January 29, 2019

To highlight the critical need to protect that nation’s water resources and in particular the Ohio River, several groups will host a Water Justice Field Hearing February 2 in Cincinnati.

A new wave of progressive candidates can help restore a healthy democracy, KFTC members believe as they announce November election endorsements

October 2, 2018

KFTC's New Power PAC endorsed 70 candidates for the November 2018 general election, from Paducah to Pike County. KFTC members are working vigorously on their behalf.

Benham is first Kentucky city to pass black lung fund resolution

Action supports miners, their families and communities
September 15, 2018

The federal Black Lung Disability Trust Fund is in danger of financial insolvency. Benham city leaders take action to help prevent that from happening.

Report calls for improvements to coal mine bonding in Central Appalachian states

April 17, 2018

Coal mine bonding programs in West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee require improvements that state and federal agencies should make to better protect communities, the environment and the region's economic future, a report by the Alliance for Appalachia finds.

Harlan Countians to host national Poor People's Campaign leaders

Kentuckians are joining the national call for a moral revival
March 26, 2018

Kentuckians call on Sen. Mitch McConnell to help coalfield communities

RECLAIM Act would provide a boost to economic development projects
March 14, 2018

Kentuckians held an action outside the Lexington office of U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell today asking him to waste no more time in passing legislation to direct more than $100 million to economic and community development projects in communities hardest hit by the decline in coal mining.

Kentuckians push EPA to support clean energy jobs

Testimony given at Clean Power Plan hearing
November 28, 2017

KFTC members pointed out Kentucky's and Appalachia's economic future would be boosted by embracing a clean energy future. The health of people living in area's where coal is mined or burned, and the earth's climate also would benefit. The Empower Kentucky Plan shows the way.

Kentucky stands to lose billions from poor 2020 Census

New study show how essential are accurate data
November 21, 2017

The results of the 2020 Census are likely to help guide the allocation of more than $9 billion in federal spending for Kentucky each year. Yet  the latest congressional budget falls hundreds of millions of dollars short of adequately funding census efforts.

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