Are you a young person (under 30) interested in building a diverse, powerful, youth-led environmental movement in Kentucky? Or do you know folks who fit that description? If so, check out this awesome opportunity to attend an 7-day intensive leadership development camp hosted by the Kentucky Student Environmental Coalition.
The training program, called Catalyst, will take place July 26-August 2 at the Life Adventure Center in Versailles, Kentucky. Participants will learn skills to launch and sustain effective campaigns for change on their campuses and in their communities. The program will maintain an emphasis on anti-oppression, inclusion, and relationship-building for the long-haul.
KFTC Land Reform Committee meeting are help ever other month and are a time for Land Reform Committee members to come together to review, evaluate and develop strategies to achieve the specific goals the committee has established.
The meeting are open to all KFTC members.
Kinder Morgan wants to transport highly dangerous hazardous liquids through Kentucky. The company plans to re-purpose the decades-old existing Tennessee Gas Pipeline to carry massive volumes of natural gas liquids from the fracking fields of Ohio and Pennsylvania to processing and export facilities along the Gulf Coast.
The pipeline runs through 18 Kentucky counties, near many homes, through popular business districts, across busy roadways, across waters that supply public drinking water systems, and even in view of schools. A study by the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration concluded that the “blast zone” for a pipeline of the size and volume proposed by Kinder Morgan is nearly one mile.
Kentuckians have a better view of our commonwealth and don’t want a pipeline that puts our water, land and safety needlessly at risk.
Kinder Morgan has applied to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to abandon natural gas service, the current use for the pipeline, in order to re-purpose it for hazardous natural gas liquids. Will you take action with KFTC and residents all along the route of the pipeline by co-signing our letter to the FERC asking that it protect the safety of communities along the pipeline’s path?
A year ago, Kentuckians stopped the proposed Bluegrass Hazardous Liquids Pipeline. Let's do the same for this proposal!
Help support this work!
If you'd like to have your name added to this letter, please complete the form below. We will provide your name and mailing address to FERC, but because this will become a public document we will not include your phone number or email address.
Join us for our next chapter meeting this Monday. We'll discuss the 2015 General Assembly, brainstorm ways members can support the Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund's effort to secure a dedicated funding stream, and hear updates from our local Economic Justice and Air Quality teams. Come learn and share with us!
There will be two committee meetings with testimony about clean energy jobs potential. Kacey Hoover with the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association will be among those testifying. NC passed legislation in 2007 similar to House Bill 229 that has led to the creation of tens of thousands of jobs. Ms. Hoover has been invited to testify at 9 a.m.