This report delivers the findings of a hearing in April 2013 hearing with members of the...
As Kentuckians, we are intricately tied to the land for our health, economic well-being and identity. And we know that what we do to the land, we do to ourselves.
For more than 100 years, the coal industry has polluted our land, water, air and democracy while disrespecting the workers who create their profits. The latest and worst assault is mountaintop removal coal mining – bringing the utter destruction of our land, the poisoning of our water, the loss of jobs and the theft of hope for future generations.
Since our founding in 1981, KFTC members have worked to protect our homeland, demanding that coal companies obey, and the responsible officials enforce, laws designed to protect the people who live in areas where coal is mined.
The mining and burning of coal drains millions of dollars from the state budget and billions of dollars from the people of Kentucky. That's why an important part of KFTC's work supports a transition from an unhealthy economy to a more just and sustainable energy economy.