Empower Kentucky

KFTC members continue to build New Power through the Power House Energy Efficiency workshops

Since April of this year, KFTC members across eastern Kentucky have helped host energy efficiency workshops in their communities, as part of our ongoing Power House Project. The Power House Project builds collective power by educating communities about Eastern Kentucky’s energy landscape, how we can influence it, and ways that we can lower our bills immediately through do-it-yourself weatherization strategies.

Equitable Clean Energy Guidebook for Local Governments

This guidebook - commissioned by the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) - introduces a process and principles that local governments and their partners can use to design equitable clean energy programs in their communities.

KFTC Land Reform Committee Meeting

KFTC's Land Reform Committee is our statewide committee that guides KFTC's work to end harm to our land, water and people from extractive industries, including coal, oil and gas, timber, and more. Our meetings are open to all KFTC members. If you are interested in attending, please contact lisa@kftc.org.

Sen. McConnell Hints at Support for Black Lung Disability Trust Fund

At a public meeting in Pikeville, Sen McConnell was asked whether he would support strengthening funding for the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund. Currently, the fund is running out of money because more miners are getting sick and more coal companies are going bankrupt.

Fixing What's Broke: why Congress must support a Just Transition for miners with black lung and communities

A new report from KFTC describes ways Kentuckians are organizing to demand action from Congress – and especially from Senator Mitch McConnell – in support of a Just Transition for miners with black lung disease, retired and laid off miners, and their communities.

To build a new economy in coal communities, the report says Congress should start by "fixing what's broke," including strengthening funding for the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund, passing the RECLAIM Act, and protecting miners' pensions.

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