KFTC members will carry a message to the People's Climate March in New York this weekend: "We are at the forefront of the transition away from coal and we need to be put first as we go about building a new economy."
Weekend activities will showcase local efforts to build diverse and sustainable economy
It’s a celebration of what makes Appalachia so special. And it's also a weekend to showcase how residents are turning around their local economy.
The history of Smoketown – and the innovative ideas from local residents for its future – will be celebrated at the first annual “Smoketown Getdown for Democracy,” a neighborhood block party powered by the people, hosted by KFTC and open to the public on Friday, September 19.
Federal appeals judges have dismissed a coal industry complaint challenging a rule that the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration has used in stepped-up enforcement against coal mines accused of having poor safety records and a pattern of violations.
No mention of surface coal mining's effect on human health appeared in U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers' electronic update on the recent SOAR Health Impact Series even though it was one of the top two concerns voiced by participants …
The statistical evidence of mining-related cancer and birth defects, along with the public concern, should serve to remind us: If Eastern Kentucky is to have a future, the places where people live, work and recreate cannot be sacrificed to an industry on its way out of the region.