Kentuckians For The Commonwealth
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Patty Amburgey

I’ve been fighting bad coal companies since I was nine years old and a company used a broad form deed to force their way onto our homeplace to auger mine. In the last 40 years I’ve seen strip mining, deep mining, auger mining, mine blowouts, sludge pond breaks, blasting and flooding. But mountaintop removal is the worst. 

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Congressman Rogers hears eastern Kentuckians' call for just transition, introduces RECLAIM Act

A strong grassroots movement toward just transition in eastern Kentucky and Central Appalachia, including major federal investment in the region, has resulted in new legislation.

Carl Shoupe sends Congressman Hal Rogers the resolutions that were passed by local governments asking him to support the POWER+ Plan. Carl is a retired coal miner, member of KFTC, and member of the Benham Power Board, which passed a resolution in August 2015.Today U.S. Representative Hal Rogers introduced the RECLAIM Act (Revitalizing the Economy of Coal Communities by Leveraging Local Activities and Investing More). The bipartisan bill aims to accelerate the use of $1 billion in funding in the Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) Fund to help revitalize coal... Read more

Bevin’s Voting Rights action unnecessary, reverses positive steps forward

Gov. Matt Bevin’s action Tuesday to take away automatic voting rights restoration...

PowerBuilders: Building Power for KFTC and Kentucky

Support KFTC by supporting a Powerbuilder or by becoming one yourself! We can't do it without you.

Empower Kentucky will build a state energy plan “that works for everybody”

An ambitious project to re-shape Ky’s energy future to one that “that works for everybody” …

Federal grants support economic transition efforts for eastern Kentucky

KFTC members are applauding the Obama administration’s commitment to a just economic transition...

Historic settlement reached with coal company over EKy water pollution violations

The settlement resolves thousands of Clean Water Act violations and years of litigation.

KFTC members "All In" during exciting annual meeting

KFTC members affirmed once again that we are “all in” for a better Kentucky.