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Testimony on living near MTR by Jeff and Sharman Chapman Crane

This statement was written by KFTC members Jeff and Sharman Chapman-Crane about a day in their life in the shadows of massive strip-mining in eastern Kentucky.

Congressional hearing on mountaintop removal impacts

U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources oversight hearing on the Ecological and Health Impacts of Mountaintop Mining in Central Appalachia. Details to come.

RECLAIM hearing

Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources of the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee will hold a legislative hearing titled, “Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation: Innovative Approaches and Economic Development Opportunities,” including the following bill, and other related measures:

Mitch McConnell is silent on coal while Kentucky miners suffer and die

McConnell has repeatedly failed to do right by our coal workers and communities.

Harlan County Resolution in support of Black Lung, RECLAIM Act and Miners Pensions 2018

In December 2018, the Harlan County Fiscal Court passed a local resolution calling on Sen. McConnell and all members of Congress to support and pass three measures needed to do right by our miners and communities. The resolution urges passage of the RECLAIM Act, stronger funding for the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund, and shoring up the federal fund that gurantees miners' pensions.

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