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KFTC hosting a cultural heritage event to benefit Kentucky’s Bright Future

“We Are Kentuckians: Celebrating Our Common Heritage” honors Kentucky’s African American culture and heritage
February 25, 2015

A celebration of African American heritage through art, music, poetry, and storytelling hosted by Kentuckians For The Commonwealth (KFTC) will be on Friday, March 20, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Clifton Center (2117 Payne Street) In Louisville.

Citizens groups seek to ensure Kentucky officials enforce Clean Water Act

Coal company again submitting false reports
February 22, 2015

A coalition of citizens groups late Friday filed a motion to intervene in a state enforcement action against Frasure Creek Mining for again violating the Clean Water Act at its coal mining operations in eastern Kentucky. Last November, the groups identified thousands of instances where Frasure Creek had falsified water pollution discharge monitoring reports and sent the company a notice of their intent to sue

Brooklyn Loves Mountains

Inaugural Benefit Concert on Saturday, March 28 at JALOPY THEATRE
February 15, 2015

Brooklyn Loves Mountains will present a benefit concert on March 25, 2015 at 8 p.m. at Red Hook’s Jalopy Theatre (315 Columbia St., Brooklyn, NY). The concert will benefit KFTC’s Canary Project and send a message of solidarity from Brooklyn to those working for an end to the most destructive aspects of surface coal mining, mountaintop removal and valley fills in Appalachian communities.

I Love Mountains Day is February 12

Tenth year to recognize importance of mountains to Kentucky
February 9, 2015

The annual I Love Mountains Day march and rally will lift up the importance of the mountains for all of Kentucky while pushing lawmakers to support clean energy jobs and end the destruction from extreme forms of energy extraction.

Eastern Kentuckians encouraged by White House’s proposed investment for economic transition in Central Appalachia

February 2, 2015

Eastern Kentuckians working for a just transition to a more sustainable economy were pleased to hear this morning’s announcement that President Obama’s federal budget proposal includes increased funding that would be available for Central Appalachian transition.

Weekly Prayer Vigil to Support Voting Rights

January 30, 2015

Voting Rights supporters will hold weekly prayer vigils on the second floor of the Capitol Annex in Frankfort in support of legislation to restore the voting rights of nearly a quarter of a million Kentuckians.

Citizen Groups Compelling U.S. EPA to Protect Appalachia’s Water

After Years of State Failure to Protect Critical Waters, Citizens Step Up Actions to Require EPA to Enforce Clean Water Protections in West Virginia and Kentucky
January 7, 2015

KFTC and the Sierra Club filed a lawsuit against the the U.S. EPA based on the agency’s failure to response to a five-year old petition to revoke Kentucky’s authority to enforce a key program under federal Clean Water Act. Since the original petition, Kentucky officials have continued a systematic failure to enforce the Clean Water Act.

Citizen groups initiate legal action against Kentucky coal company for falsifying pollution reports

State regulators ignore clean water protections and enforcement
November 17, 2014

For the second time in the last four years, citizens groups have uncovered widespread falsification of water quality reports by Frasure Creek Mining, which has a number of permits in eastern Kentucky. State officials have not noticed or refused to act on the tens of thousands of violations documented by the groups.

KFTC to Release Vision Smoketown Survey Report

October 15, 2014

Smoketown residents’ ideas for their neighborhood’s future will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 21 with the release of the Vision Smoketown Report. Members of the community, local organizations and businesses, government officials, and the press will have an opportunity to pick up copies of the report, hear a summary of the findings, and ask report authors questions about the results.

Fracking, More Pipeline Proposals and Better Energy Choices to be considered at November 8 Summit

After stopping the Bluegrass Hazardous Liquids Pipeline, victors look for additional ways to protect Kentucky
October 13, 2014

The "Pipelines, Fracking and Kentucky’s Future Beyond Fossil Fuels" summit on November 8 in Lexington will give Kentuckians a chance to learn more about energy choices that are being made for the state, and how to put those choices in the hands of Kentuckians interested in safe communities and a bright energy future.


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