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Don’t let utilities make it hard for people to save money

Many electric utilities across Kentucky are seeking to change their rate structures so that customers won’t benefit much from reducing their energy use. These rate cases, which are being considered by the Kentucky Public Service Commission, are part of a national strategy by the utility industry to make it less attractive for customers to make their homes and businesses energy efficient or install renewable energy.

Stop the hazardous liquids pipeline

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Kinder Morgan wants to transport highly dangerous hazardous liquids through Kentucky. The company plans to re-purpose the decades-old existing Tennessee Gas Pipeline to carry massive volumes of natural gas liquids from the fracking fields of Ohio and Pennsylvania to processing and export facilities along the Gulf Coast.



The pipeline runs through 18 Kentucky counties, near many homes, through popular business districts, across busy roadways, across waters that supply public drinking water systems, and even in view of schools. A study by the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration concluded that the “blast zone” for a pipeline of the size and volume proposed by Kinder Morgan is nearly one mile.

Kentuckians have a better view of our commonwealth and don’t want a pipeline that puts our water, land and safety needlessly at risk.

Kinder Morgan has applied to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to abandon natural gas service, the current use for the pipeline, in order to re-purpose it for hazardous natural gas liquids. Will you take action with KFTC and residents all along the route of the pipeline by co-signing our letter to the FERC asking that it protect the safety of communities along the pipeline’s path?

A year ago, Kentuckians stopped the proposed Bluegrass Hazardous Liquids Pipeline. Let's do the same for this proposal!

THANKS!


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If you'd like to have your name added to this letter, please complete the form below. We will provide your name and mailing address to FERC, but because this will become a public document we will not include your phone number or email address.

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)

It is time for the Kentucky Senate to pass HB 70 and let us vote

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On February 12, the Kentucky House passed HB 70, a constitutional amendment to restore voting rights to nearly a quarter million Kentuckians. This was the 10th time the bill has passed the House, and the vote of 86-12 was the widest margin of support yet! In fact, our state representatives have cast a total of 799 yes votes for this bill over the years.

It is time for the Kentucky Senate to pass HB 70 and let us vote.

Warm up a cold day! Take action now

Legislative action in Frankfort has been slower than usual due to this week’s weather, but lawmakers still need to hear from you about many important bills whose outcomes will be decided in the next two weeks. Please take action today to let lawmakers know where you stand on many critical issues.

KFTC is tracking and working on a variety of bills. Below are several suggested messages for your legislators and members of key committees on some of our priority bills. Please take action on one or more of these bills as you are able. We recommend leaving just one message each time you call. But you can certainly call the message line more than once!

I Love Mountains Day 2015

KFTC members and allies will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the I Love Mountains Day Rally and Lobby Day on Thursday February 12. Find out more information and register online here!

Attend one of our grassroots lobby trainings

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We are hosting several grassroot lobby trainings around the state to help folks get geared up for the 2015 Kentucky General Assembly. We have an ambitious agenda of bills we'd like to get passed this year, and we need folks like you to represent the voices of everyday Kentuckians as these issues are debated. These trainings will teach you about KFTC's priority legislation, how to get in touch with our lawmakers, how to navigate the capitol, how to write letters to the editor, and more. You don't need experience talking about policy to lobby, you just need to tell your story. Anyone is welcome to attend.

Also, be sure to check out our list upcoming lobby days and other important legislative dates here.

Give the gift of KFTC

Give a gift membership to KFTC to a friend or family member.

Important dates for the 2015 General Assembly

Kentucky's 2015 General Assembly is just around the corner! The 2015 session will be a short (30 day) session, but we are planning to pack a lot of citizen lobbying into that short period of time. Below is a calendar of our upcoming major lobby days and other important dates. Many of the details for our major lobby days are still being worked out, but we will share out additional information as we know more.

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