OSM - Office of Surface Mining

Knott County Local Resolution on Black Lung and RECLAIM Act

On October 16, 2018 the Knott County Fiscal Court passed a local resolution calling on Sen. McConnell and members of Congress to strengthen the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund, pass the RECLAIM Act, and protect miners' pensions. 

Federal review to look at mining’s health damages

After more than a decade of studies pointing to significant health impacts for Appalachian residents living near mountaintop removal operations, the federal government has decided to take a look.

Members ask for strong protections for streams affected by mining

Members of KFTC, the Sierra Club, Kentucky Waterways Alliance, Appalachian Citizens Law Center, Kentucky Conservation Committee, Appalachian Voices, Kentucky Resources Council and others had a strong presence at a public hearing September 3 to advocate for the strongest possible protections for water in communities where coal is mined and downstream.

Public hearing on Stream Protection Rule

The U.S. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement has issued a draft Stream Protection Rule that is supposed to protect streams from the impacts of coal mining. This Lexington hearing (one of six around the country) will allow the public to comment on the proposed rule. Speakers will have up to two minutes each.

Land Reform Committee Meeting

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.

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