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Citizens groups, state reach historic settlement with coal company over water pollution violations

Deal sends strong signal to incoming Bevin administration

December 7, 2015

A coalition of citizens groups entered a settlement late Monday with Frasure Creek Mining and the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet that resolves years of Clean Water Act violations numbering in the thousands at the company’s surface coal mines in eastern Kentucky. The violations include duplicated water pollution monitoring reports, failure to report pollution, and exceedences of pollution permit limits.

Harlan County joins local support in Eastern Kentucky for POWER+ Plan

Four other local entities passed resolutions in the past week

August 18, 2015

Grassroots support for the Power+ Plan to accelerate the release of one billion dollars for land reclamation projects that support local economic diversification efforts is growing quickly. In the past week, five local government units in eastern Kentucky have apssed resolutions calling on U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers to support the plan.

Everyday Kentuckians Ready to be Heard on Clean Power Plan

August 5, 2015
After hearings lots of reactions to the President Obama’s Clean Power Plan – mostly from public officials, candidates and the coal industry – everyday Kentuckians are ready to be heard. They find the new job creation potential and the significant health benefits to be appealing.