RECLAIM Act

Just Transition gets a boost with approval of RECLAIM Act by congressional committee

There was a significant step forward today when a Congressional committee added a key amendment back into the RECLAIM Act and then approved the bill, sending it to the House floor.

KFTC members speak out at hearing on mountaintop removal

On June 10, several members of KFTC went to Virginia for a congressional committee hearing on mountaintop removal in Virginia. This was a public forum with Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Arizona), the ranking Democratic member of the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources. Rep. Grijalva was interested in hearing about the current and legacy impacts of mountaintop removal, including health impacts, and recent decisions by the Trump administration and Congress to take away stream protections and weaken environmental safeguards.

Cincinnati People's Climate Rally!

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth was a co-sponsor of the People's Climate Rally of Cincinnati! Though originally slated to happen on April 29th as a sister rally of the march, it was postponed to June 10th. 

The Obama Idea to Save Coal Country

As part of the 2016 budget, the Obama White House created something called the POWER Plus plan specifically to help Appalachian communities that were getting left behind because of the rapidly changing energy market.

Petition Delivery at Sen. McConnell’s Kentucky Offices Thursday

Additional Contacts

Gary Bentley, 859-803-0644
KFTC member who will be handling the hunting dogs at McConnell’s office in Lexington

Eric Dixon, 865-202-8688
KFTC leader, Coordinator of Policy and Community Engagement at Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center, and author of an op-ed published on Monday in The Hill

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