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Week in Washington

KFTC members take part in the Week in Washington, an annual event organized by the Alliance for Appalachia, bringing together citizens from the Appalachian region and across the nation who care deeply about mountains, clean water and social justice. This year, we are ramping up pressure on federal agencies to push the U.S.

Jefferson County Chapter Coal Ash Team Meeting

If you’re interested in being a part of Jefferson County Chapter's Coal Ash Team, please come out to our first meeting of the year. We’ll discuss our local coal ash work and the future of this campaign.

Health risks high for eastern KY residents in mining communities

A new health report by Dr. Michael Hendryx finds that people who live near mountaintop removal mining sites in Floyd County have significantly higher cancer death rates and suffer a higher incidence of other diseases than residents in other Kentucky Appalachian counties where mountaintop removal doesn’t occur.

Overview of the Obama administrations actions & impact on the coal industry

This article does a solid job examining the impact of actions taken by the Obama administration that relate to the coal industry. The article quotes numerous people in the coal industry and financial sector who admit that the recent woes of the industry are "primarily due to changing market conditions, not environmental rule revisions."

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