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Learn about how fracking will impact Kentucky

Want some help understanding the potential impacts of oil and gas development in Kentucky? Want to support a better path forward to a safe and sustainable energy future?

KFTC is offering a webinar on Wednesday evening at 7pm that will explore these issues and more. If you want to help build New Power in Kentucky and do away with Old Power, please consider joining the webinar. We particularly encourage you to participate if you are planning to attend either of the Energy Cabinet’s public hearings on July 23 in Somerset or July 30 in Hazard, or plan to submit written comments. 

How To Get on the Webinar

Wednesday July 22 7:00 pm Eastern time

The two upcoming public hearings will take place as follows:
  • July 23 at the Center for Rural Development (2292 South Highway 27 in Somerset in the auditorium).

  • July 30 at the Hazard Community & Technical College (One Community College Drive,  in Room 208 of the Jolly Center, located in the JCC Building). 

For all hearings the doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. local time.

Anyone who cannot attend the meetings in person, but wishes to submit written comments may do so by July 31. Those written comments can be emailed to OilandGasComments@ky.gov between July 7 and July 31.

We encourage Kentuckians to let state officials know you support the following path forward:

  • Support the development of renewable and sustainable energy sources and energy efficiency. A good start would be to pass the Clean Energy Opportunity Act and embrace the 28,000 new Kentucky jobs it will create over the next 10 years, and to renew tax credits for renewable energy.

  • Do not allow high volume hydraulic fracking in Kentucky that puts all Kentuckians at risk and makes us more dependent on dirty fossil fuels.

  • Oppose new construction and repurposing of pipelines that make us more dependent on dirty fossil fuels.

  • Protect the Ohio River from becoming a disposal pipeline for fracking wastes.

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