OSM - Office of Surface Mining

Tell U.S. House members to vote against attack on public health

UPDATE: As expected, H.R. 3409 passed the House by a 233-175 margin. All of Kentucky's representatives except for Rep. John Yarmuth voted to side with polluters and against public health. More info here.

UPDATE: The vote is now likely to take place on Friday, September 21. Please continue to call and email.

Leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives have taken several of their failed anti-public health, anti-environment bills from the 112th session of Congress and bundled them into H.R. 3409, improperly titled the "Stop the War on Coal Act of 2012."

EKU Presentation “Surface and Underground Coal Mining"

The EKU Environmental Health Science club is hosting a talk with top environmental attorney Tom Fitzgerald on Wednesday, September 26th at 7:30 p.m.

Kentucky environmentalist Tom FitzGerald rejects federal mining agency award

Louisville environmental attorney Tom FitzGerald has turned down an award from a federal mining agency, saying, “Now is not a time of celebration of achievement, but rather a somber reminder … the promises made to the people of the coalfields remain largely unkept.”

Land Reform Committee Meeting

KFTC's Land Reform Committee develops strategies for working on all land and natural resource issues, including developing and implementing the strategy for the Canary Project. All KFTC issue committee meetings are open to all KFTC members, but for planning purposes we would like you to let us know that you plan to attend.

OSMRE threatens takeover of Ky. bonding program

The Office of Surface Mining, the federal government’s top coal mining regulator, is threatening a partial takeover of Kentucky’s regulatory program for abandoned mine reclamation …

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