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Community Health Impacts of Mountaintop Mining

Nina McCoy

This statement was written by KFTC member Nina McCoy about the community health impacts of large-scale stripmining that remain long after active mining is over.

Testimony on living near MTR by Jeff and Sharman Chapman Crane

Jeff and Sharman Chapman-Crane

This statement was written by KFTC members Jeff and Sharman Chapman-Crane about a day in their life in the shadows of massive strip-mining in eastern Kentucky.

Harlan County Resolution in support of Black Lung, RECLAIM Act and Miners Pensions 2018

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

In December 2018, the Harlan County Fiscal Court passed a local resolution calling on Sen. McConnell and all members of Congress to support and pass three measures needed to do right by our miners and communities. The resolution urges passage of the RECLAIM Act, stronger funding for the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund, and shoring up the federal fund that gurantees miners' pensions.

Letcher County Local Resolution on Black Lung & RECLAIM Act, 2018

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

In the fall of 2018, the Letcher County Fiscal Court was among nearly a dozen local governments to pass a resolution urging Congress to pass the RECLAIM Act, strengthen the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund, and protect miners' pensions.

Rowan County Local Resolution on Black Lung and RECLAIM 2018

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Rowan County was among nearly a dozen local governments to pass this local resolution in the fall of 2018, calling on members of Congress to strengthen the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund, pass the RECLAIM Act, and protect miners' pensions.

Many Voices, Many Solutions: Innovative Mine Reclamation in Central Appalachia

Downstream Strategies, Appalachian Voices, Appalachian Citizens Law Center, Coalfield Development Corporation, and Rural Action

This report was released in November 2018 by Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center, Appalachian Voices, Coalfield Development Corporation, Rural Action, and Downstream Strategies. It describes a range of projects supported by a federal pilot project that invests in reclaiming old mine sites and supporting innovative development projects in affected communities. 

Fix What's Broke: Why Congress Must Support a Just Transition for Miners and Communities

KFTC members deliver petitions in support of the RECLAIM Act to the office of Sen. Mitch McConnell
Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

This report, published by KFTC in October 2018, outlines actions Congress must take to support a Just Transition for our miners and communities, including strengthening the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund, passing the RECLAIM Act to create jobs restoring damaged land and waterways, and protecting miners' pensions.

Knott County Local Resolution on Black Lung and RECLAIM Act

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

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. 

City of Jackson Black Lung / RECLAIM / Pension Resolution

City of Jackson, Kentucky

In October 2018 the City of Jackson, Kentucky in Breathitt County unanimously passed a local resolution calling on Congress to pass the RECLAIM Act, strengthen the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund, and protect the pension fund that supports miners who worked for coal companies that have since gone bankrupt.

Local Black Lung Resolution: Breathitt County

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

On September 26, the Breathitt County Fiscal Court unanimously approved this resolution, calling on members of Congress to support a package of Just Transition bills in Congress.

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