The fifth Growing Appalachia gathering offers an opportunity to learn about bio-intensive gardening, renewable energy and much more. The day of workshops takes place on March 8 in Prestonsburg.
Environmental litigation prevails, local coal ash communities to gain some protection
After years of delay, and in response to legal action by national and local public interest groups, the U.S. EPA has agreed to finalize standards to protect the public from exposure to coal ash.
KFTC members welcome President Obama’s designation of a portion of eastern Kentucky as a Promise Zone
Investment is one important part to building a bright future for the region
The designation of some eastern Kentucky counties as a Promise Zone is encourarging, and recognizes that government investment are among the resources that can help build a brighter future for the region.
Under the guise of hearing a bill to restore voting rights to some offenders, the Kentucky Senate gutted it and replaced it with a harshly restrictive measure that Raoul Cunningham, president of the Louisville NAACP, said can only be described as a voter suppression bill.
Senate Bill 99, the AT&T-drafted legislation, is a great deal for the telecommunications giants AT&T, Windstream and Cincinnati Bell. It will allow them to abandon their least profitable customers and service areas as well as public protection obligations. But it is a risky and potentially dangerous bet for Kentuckians. Kentucky House members should turn it down.
Some departments of the Kentucky’s Energy and Environment Cabinet will see deep cuts over the next two years, if the General Assembly approves Gov. Steve Beshear’s proposed budget.