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RECLAIM Act, AML Pass the House as part of H.R. 2, The Moving Forward Act

Now McConnell must allow Senate passage
July 2, 2020

Kentucky will have a better chance at seeing its $400 million backlog of mine reclamation projects move forward thanks to legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on July 1. Both the RECLAIM Act and reauthorization of the Abandoned Mine Lands Program were included in the INVEST in America Act …

Comments demonstrate strong support for state control of solar policies

Kentucky solar customers, state regulators ask FERC to maintain states rights
June 19, 2020

Kentuckians oppose a federal proposal to make net metering even worse than state policy reflected in the 2019 controversial legislation passed by state lawmakers.

Call for Urgent Congressional Action to Help Coal-Impacted Communities

March 9, 2020

More than 100 organizations have added their names to a sign-on letter urging U.S. House leaders to prioritize several bills that would aid coal-impacted communities across the U.S. These bills have stalled in Congress, despite bipartisan support and an urgent need for solutions in former coal mining communities. 

KFTC’s New Power PAC endorses Charles Booker in Democratic primary for U.S. Senate

February 27, 2020

Knowing him as "an unwavering voice for justice," KFTC's New Power PAC has endorsed state representative Charles Booker for the U.S. Senate in the May 19 Democratic primary.

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.

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