Water Quality

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Last week, members of KFTC and our allies told the Kentucky Division of Water at a public hearing that a new General Permit for Coal that allows the quality of our streams to get worse is simply unacceptable. 

Please join us in adding your name to a letter to state officials that says our water below coal mining operations must be protected.

Kentuckians want better protection than what's in the general permit

Members of KFTC and ally groups asked state officials to care about the quality of the water where they live, and recognize its importance for social and economic activity, during a public hearing Wednesday night focused on pollution from coal mining operations.

Eastern Ky. can't soar with ruined water

The Beshear administration seems bound and determined to let one of the governor's biggest political contributors ruin one of Kentucky's most beautiful and historic places — even if it puts coalfield drinking water supplies and the SOAR initiative at risk.

Help Protect Our Water, Strengthen the General Permit for Coal Mining

Hearing is in Frankfort on Wednesday, June 18, 6-9 p.m.
at the DEP office complex at 300 Fair Oaks Lane, Room 301D

General permit for coal falls short, June 18 hearing set

A public hearing will take place on June 18 to receive comments on proposed drafts of the state’s General Permit for Coal Mining.

The general permit sets limits on what pollutants can be discharged from coal mining operations into the state’s waterways. The law requires that it be updated and renewed every five years. The current general permit expires on July 31.

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