Water Quality

KFTC asks for public hearings on Stream Protection rule

KFTC has asked the U.S. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement for a series of public hearings in eastern Kentucky concerning that agency’s plans to propose a new Stream Protection Rule.

The letter, sent to Robert Evans, director of OSM’s Lexington office, asks for a “formal public hearing and public education event as part of the rule outreach strategy.

Brooklyn Loves Mountains benefit concert

Brooklyn Loves Mountains presents a benefit concert to send a message of solidarity to those working to preserve and protect the environment against mountaintop removal coal mining, and create a brighter future for Appalachian communities. The concert will be held at Jalopy Theatre in Brooklyn, NY on Saturday, March 28, 2015, at 8pm.

Citizens Groups Sue Kentucky Mining Company for False Water Pollution Reporting

Additional Contacts

Eric Chance
Appalachian Voices, 828-262-1500

Pat Banks
Kentucky Riverkeeper

Call senators – support a moratorium on fracking

Action possible Wednesday in the Kentucky Senate

Legislation that will pave the way for large-scale hydraulic fracking in Kentucky is set to be heard by the Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee tomorrow (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. We need to drum up support for an anticipated amendment that would place a two-year moratorium on “high volume hydraulic fracking.”

ACTION: Please contact members of the Senate tonight or in the morning before 11. You can call their office directly at 502-564-8100 or leave a message through the Legislative Message Line (800-372-7181). If you’d like to email, you can find their email address or online contact form here: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/whoswho/email.htm

MESSAGE: “Please support adding a two-year moratorium on high volume hydraulic fracking to Senate Bill 186, or vote against the bill without the moratorium.”

If you call the message line, ask that your message be delivered to your senator plus “Sen. Jared Carpenter and all senators.” (Sen. Carpenter is chair of the Natural Resources and Energy Committee)


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