Category Archives: Surface Mining

Whitesburg, KY second Municipality in nation to pass resolution of support for POWER+

by Tom Sexton Cumberland Chapter, Sierra Club This week, the City of Whitesburg became the first municipality in the state of Kentucky, and the second in the nation to pass a resolution of support for the White House’s POWER Plus … Continue reading

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2015 KY General Assembly Wrap-Up

Weather and Short Session Challenge 2015 Kentucky General Assembly by Ruth Bamberger, Legislative Committee ChairCumberland Chapter, Sierra Club This year should go down as one of the most unproductive sessions of the KY General Assembly, and nature ironically had a … Continue reading

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Legislative Actions: Environment, Energy on Our Agenda

by Ruth Bamberger, Legislative Committee Chair Cumberland Chapter, Sierra Club The Kentucky General Assembly officially opened January 6th with the swearing in of all 100 Representatives and 37 Senators. The Democrats have a 54-46 edge in the House and the … Continue reading

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NEWS: Federal Court Orders EPA to Move Ahead on Coal Ash Regs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 3, 2013 Contact: Jennifer Duggan, Environmental Integrity Project (802) 225-6774 Jared Saylor, Earthjustice (202) 236-5855 Sean Sarah, Sierra Club (202) 548-4589 Federal Court Orders EPA to Move Forward on Coal Ash Regulations Judge to offer more details in the … Continue reading

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