Water Quality

Kentuckians overwhelmingly want a ban on hydraulic fracking

Kentuckians who testified at three public hearings last summer or submitted written comments overwhelmingly want strict controls or an outright ban on high-volume hydraulic fracking.

Historic settlement reached with coal company over EKy water pollution violations

A coalition of citizens groups entered a settlement with Frasure Creek Mining and the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet that resolves years of Clean Water Act violations numbering in the thousands at the company’s surface coal mines in eastern Kentucky.

Empower Kentucky will build a state energy plan “that works for everybody”

Empower Kentucky, an ambitious project to re-shape Kentucky’s energy future based on a vision “that works for everybody” was announced today by KFTC members.

“Over the next year KFTC will invite thousands of people from all walks of life to share their vision and ideas for transforming Kentucky’s energy system,” said Sean Hardy of Louisville. “Then, together, we will write our own energy plan, one that works for everybody, all of us.

It's a matter of principle: 2015 EPA Environmental Justice Workshop

The Environmental Protection Agency is hosting an Environmental Justice (EJ) workshop for various stakeholder groups in Kentucky. 

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.

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