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POWER funding partnerships represent important step for federal assistance for economic transition efforts in Central Appalachia

March 27, 2015

Efforts toward a just transition to a more sustainable economy in eastern Kentucky could get a real boost from Friday morning’s announcement by Gov. Steve Beshear and the Obama administration, according to folks involved in those efforts in eastern Kentucky.

Brooklyn Loves Mountains presents inaugural benefit concert on Saturday, March 28 at Jalopy Theatre

Performances by Gangstagrass, Demolition String Band, The Down Hill Strugglers and Cropdust

March 19, 2015

Brooklyn Loves Mountains will present a benefit concert on March 25 at 8 p.m. at Red Hookʼs Jalopy Theatre (315 Columbia St., Brooklyn, NY). The concert will benefit KFTCs Canary Project and send a message of solidarity from Brooklyn to those working for an end to the most destructive aspects of surface coal mining, mountaintop removal and valley fills in Appalachian communities. 

Citizens Groups Sue Kentucky Mining Company for False Water Pollution Reporting

Tens of thousands of violations uncovered

March 16, 2015

A coalition of citizens groups has filed a federal lawsuit against Frasure Creek Mining LLC for submitting to the state more than 100 false water pollution monitoring reports from its Kentucky coal mines. The false reports amount to nearly 20,000 violations of the federal Clean Water Act and carry a total maximum penalty of more than $700 million.