Climate Justice

Nomination of Scott Pruitt to head the U.S. EPA threatens our health and climate

Among the many fossil-fueled extremists and climate deniers nominated by president-elect Donald Trump to lead key federal agencies, Scott Pruitt stands out as an extreme choice.

 Pruitt, who is originally from Danville, Kentucky, is Trump’s nominee to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He currently serves as Oklahoma Attorney General where he has focused his political career advancing the interests of industrial agriculture and the fossil fuel industry. Along the way he has benefitted handsomely from their direct political contributions and the support of their political action committees.

Kentucky Council of Churches Prayer in Action Day: Environment/Energy

KCC is hosting Prayer in Action days at the State Capitol each Tuesday during the 2017 General Assembly to pray for government officials and act on behalf of Kentucky’s most vulnerable citizens. Each week will focus on a particular justice issue.

Mapping environmental (in)justice in Kentucky

As KFTC members work to design a new, clean energy system for our state, we want principles of environmental justice and health equity to be at the front and center of our process and plan. Developing an Environmental Justice analysis is one important step we are taking to better understand which communities in our state are most affected by pollution, poor health, economic inequality and racial injustice.

KFTC Environmental Justice Analysis - Preliminary Report and Documentation

This report provides full documentation of several preliminary maps produced by KFTC's Environmental Justice Workteam. Feedback is welcome to lisa@kftc.org. A final report will be published in early 2017. 

Deadline for FERC comments

See: www3.thedatabank.com/dpg/146/pm.asp?ID=59696&Publication=

Send comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline re-purposing project by 4:59 p.m. EST today.

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