Media Advisory: June 5, 2012 – Press Event, Rally, EPA Hearing on 36 KY Coal Mine Permits

Healthcare professionals, lawmakers & families to EPA: Hold the Line
Hearing in Frankfort to Determine Fate of 36 Coal Mining Permits

FRANKFORT, Kentucky – On Tuesday, June 5th, lawmakers, healthcare professionals, families and small business leaders will convene upon Frankfort to speak out in support of EPA’s decision to object to 36 coal mining permits, under the Clean Water Act, based on the health and environmental risks these permits would incur.  The State of Kentucky is opposing the EPA’s move, thereby jeopardizing water quality and endangering the health of Kentuckians.   According to the groups, the failure of the Cabinet to enforce the Clean Water Act in tens of thousands of instances, demonstrates why EPA oversight for permitting in KY is essential to protecting the health and well being of Kentuckians.

WHAT: Rally and press event followed by hearing on 36 Kentucky coal mining permits.

Rally & press event spokespeople include:

  • Sen. Kathy Stein, Kentucky State Senator
  • Bev May, Nurse Practitioner from Wilson Creek, KY
  • Doug Doerrfeld, Kentuckians For The Commonwealth
  • John A. Patterson, MD, MSPH, physician focusing on health impacts of pollution
  • Nick Mullins, former coal miner
  • Matt Wasson, Program Director, Appalachian Voices

WHEN: Tuesday, June 5th.  Press event & Rally at 6p, Hearing starts at 7p.

WHERE:  Rally and press event to be held at the Capital Plaza Hotel 405 Wilkinson Blvd. Frankfort.  Hearing will take place at Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero Street, Frankfort, KY.

WHY: Kentuckians want EPA to hold the line and enforce the Clean Water Act.

MEDIA: For any questions or to schedule an advance interview with one of our speakers contact lauren.mcgrath@sierraclub.org or alex.desha@sierraclub.org

Rally supported by:  Cumberland Chapter of the Sierra Club, Kentuckians For The Commonwealth, Kentucky Environmental Foundation, Kentucky Waterways Alliance, Kentucky Jobs with Justice & Appalachian Voices

About SherryOtto

State Coordinator and Conservation Manager (staff) for the Sierra Club's Kentucky Chapter.
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