Mining

KRC Joins 50 Environmental Groups Calling for Moratorium on Federal Coal Leasing

On behalf of our millions of members and supporters, we urge you to restore the 2016 moratorium on new federal coal leasing until the federal government can complete a thorough programmatic environmental impact review of the federal coal leasing.

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PETITION FILED TO PROTECT WATER SUPPLY SOURCES OF THE HISTORIC TOWNS OF BENHAM AND LYNCH FROM STRIP MINING

Four residents of Harlan County have petitioned to designate the historic districts of the towns Benham and Lynch, Kentucky, the viewshed of those districts, and the water sources of the towns as unsuitable for strip mining.

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40th Anniversary of passage of Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 is a time for sober reflection.

40th Anniversary of passage of Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 is a time for sober reflection.

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Statement Opposing Energy & Environment Cabinet Utility Coal Waste Rules

Statement Opposing Energy & Environment Cabinet Utility Coal Waste Rules

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KRC Opposes "Reckless" Proposal To Allow Coal Combustion Ash Generators To Self-Regulate

KRC Opposes "Reckless" Proposal To Allow Coal Combustion Ash Generators To Self-Regulate

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KRC Comments In Opposition To LGE Coal Combustion Waste Landfill

KRC Comments In Opposition To LGE Coal Combustion Waste Landfill

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KRC Comments On Coal General Discharge Permits

KRC Comments On Coal General Discharge Permits

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Opening Memorandum Filed In Appeal Challenging Rejection Of Lands Unsuitable for Mining Petition For Lynch and Benham, Kentucky

Opening Memorandum Filed In Appeal Challenging Rejection Of Lands Unsuitable for Mining Petition For Lynch and Benham, Kentucky

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Debate On Coal With the Bluegrass Institute's Jim Waters and KRC's Director Tom FitzGerald is Now Online

Debate On Coal With the Bluegrass Institute's Jim Waters and KRC's Director Tom FitzGerald is Now Online

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Bill Exempting Strip Mining In Streams From Mine Permitting If Done For "Farm Purposes" Could Be Bad For The Environment And Farmers

Bill Exempting Strip Mining In Streams From Mine Permitting If Done For "Farm Purposes" Could Be Bad For The Environment And Farmers

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Zoning Approval For Western Kentucky Strip Mine Is Challenged

Zoning Approval For Western Kentucky Strip Mine Is Challenged

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KRC Comments Support EPA's Proposed Veto of 36 Coal Mining Discharge Permits

KRC Comments Support EPA's Proposed Veto of 36 Coal Mining Discharge Permits

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KRC Comments on Proposed Mining Regulation Amendment

KRC Comments on Proposed Mining Regulation Amendment

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KRC Comments on proposed state surface mining regulation changes

KRC Comments on proposed state surface mining regulation changes

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State Agrees With Most of KRC's Comments On Proposed State Surface Mining Regulation Changes

State Agrees With Most of KRC's Comments On Proposed State Surface Mining Regulation Changes

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KRC Comments on Proposed Trimble County Coal Ash Landfill

KRC Comments on Proposed Trimble County Coal Ash Landfill

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KRC Opposes Request for "Valid Existing Rights" Finding That Would Allow Strip Mining Within Daniel Boone National Forest

KRC Opposes Request for "Valid Existing Rights" Finding That Would Allow Strip Mining Within Daniel Boone National Forest

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Rejection of Benham and Lynch Lands Unsuitable for Mining Petition Appealed

Rejection of Benham and Lynch Lands Unsuitable for Mining Petition Appealed

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KRC Presents Comments On Proposed Coal Combustion Waste Rule

KRC Presents Comments On Proposed Coal Combustion Waste Rule

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Final FY 2011Mine Regulation Performance Agreement Between Office of Surface Mining and Kentucky Incorporates Several Recommendations From KRC

A significant impediment to remining sites where existing conditions are generating significant pollution runoff, is the adoption by EPA of regulations, 15 years after the Rahall Amendment to the Clean Water Act, which completely eviscerated...

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Memorandum Of Understanding Among Mining And Water Agencies Will Implement Fill Minimization Protocol and Reduce The Size and Number of Valley Fills

Memorandum Of Understanding Among Mining And Water Agencies Will Implement Fill Minimization Protocol and Reduce The Size and Number of Valley Fills

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KRC Comments on Proposed FY 2011Mine Regulation Performance Agreement

KRC Comments on Proposed FY 2011Mine Regulation Performance Agreement

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KRC Comments On Scoping For Stream Protection Rule

KRC strongly supports the proposed actions to revise various components of the regulatory program in order to improve protections of streams from the impacts of surface coal mining operations.

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Petition Filed To Designate Water Sources for Benham and Lynch Kentucky As Unsuitable For Surface Coal Mining

Petition Filed To Designate Water Sources for Benham and Lynch Kentucky As Unsuitable For Surface Coal Mining

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EPA Proposes Rule To Regulate Coal Combustion Waste

EPA Proposes Rule To Regulate Coal Combustion Waste

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KRC Comments On Proposed Underground Mine Near Water Supplies of Benham and Lynch

KRC Comments On Proposed Underground Mine Near Water Supplies of Benham and Lynch

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KRC Comments On Proposed Underground Mine Near Lynch Water Reservoir

KRC Comments On Proposed Underground Mine Near Lynch Water Reservoir

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Coal Mine General Water Discharge Permit Conditions Tightened

Coal Mine General Water Discharge Permit Conditions Tightened

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KRC Opposes Strip Mine Above Lynch's Water Supply Intake

KRC Opposes Strip Mine Above Lynch's Water Supply Intake

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KRC Responds To Obama Administration Proposed Mining Reforms

The Council harbors serious concerns regarding whether the proposed reforms go far enough to assure full implementation both of the Clean Water Act and the Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation Act of 1977.

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KRC Comments on Proposed Frasure Creek Mine

KRC Comments on Proposed Frasure Creek Mine

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The Challenges Ahead In Coal Mining Regulation

The Challenges Ahead In Coal Mining Regulation

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World of Coal Ash Conference Presentation

World of Coal Ash Conference Presentation

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Current Issues In The Regulation of Coal Ash

Current Issues In The Regulation of Coal Ash

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timony On Need To Better Control "Beneficial Reuse" of Coal Combustion Wastes

KRC Supplements Testimony On Need To Better Control "Beneficial Reuse" of Coal Combustion Wastes And For Federal Regulatory Framework For Managing Coal Combustion Ash

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EPA Expresses Concerns Over Issuance of Authorizations For Dumping Mine Fill Material in Headwater Streams.

EPA Expresses Concerns Over Issuance of Authorizations For Dumping Mine Fill Material in Headwater Streams.

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Updated Transition Paper On Surface Mining Includes Discussion of Rahall Remining Amendment

Updated Transition Paper On Surface Mining Includes Discussion of Rahall Remining Amendment

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KRC Director Testifies Before Congressional Subcommittee On Need For Comprehensive Regulation Of Coal Combustion Wastes

KRC Director Testifies Before Congressional Subcommittee On Need For Comprehensive Regulation Of Coal Combustion Wastes

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KRC Develops Background Briefing Paper on Mining Issues For Incoming Administration

KRC Develops Background Briefing Paper on Mining Issues For Incoming Administration

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Concerned About Strip Mining Abuses? Here Are Some Things You Can Do!

Concerned About Strip Mining Abuses? Here Are Some Things You Can Do!

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KRC and Citizens Coal Council Challenge OSM Rule Weakening Permit Block Sanction Against Mining Law Violators

KRC and Citizens Coal Council Challenge OSM Rule Weakening Permit Block Sanction Against Mining Law Violators

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Proposed National Rules On Coal Ash Disposal At Coal Mines Are Subject Of Comments

Proposed National Rules On Coal Ash Disposal At Coal Mines Are Subject Of Comments

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Lynch Residents Speak Out Against Proposed Mine Beneath City Water Reservoir

Lynch Residents Speak Out Against Proposed Mine Beneath City Water Reservoir

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KRC Opposes Coal Mining Beneath City of Lynch Water Reservoir

KRC Opposes Coal Mining Beneath City of Lynch Water Reservoir

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KRC Comments On Proposed Rule On Coal Refuse Sites Remining

KRC Comments On Proposed Rule On Coal Refuse Sites Remining

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OSM Rules Weakening Permit Blocks For Outlaw Mining Companies Is Opposed

OSM Rules Weakening Permit Blocks For Outlaw Mining Companies Is Opposed

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Reissuance of Nationwide Permit Allowing Filling Of Headwater Streams And Wetlands By Coal Mining Operations Is Opposed

Reissuance of Nationwide Permit Allowing Filling Of Headwater Streams And Wetlands By Coal Mining Operations Is Opposed

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Louisville Forum Panel Discussion Focuses On Mining

Louisville Forum Panel Discussion Focuses On Mining

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KRC and Mountain Watershed Ass'n. Oppose Pennsylvania Coal Mine Blasting Rule Changes

KRC and Mountain Watershed Ass'n. Oppose Pennsylvania Coal Mine Blasting Rule Changes

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Citizen's Coal Council and KRC Challenge to EPA's Remining and Western Alkaline Mining Rules Rejected By Divided Sixth Circuit Panel

Citizen's Coal Council and KRC Challenge to EPA's Remining and Western Alkaline Mining Rules Rejected By Divided Sixth Circuit Panel

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KRC Opposes Mining Rule Change Weakening Scrutiny Over Changes In Control of Mine Companies

KRC Opposes Mining Rule Change Weakening Scrutiny Over Changes In Control of Mine Companies

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KRC URGES EPA TO SET LIMITS ON COAL ASH DISPOSAL IN MINES

KRC URGES EPA TO SET LIMITS ON COAL ASH DISPOSAL IN MINES

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Federal Circuit Rejects Takings Claim In Stearns Case

Federal Circuit Rejects Takings Claim In Stearns Case

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KRC Responds To EPA Petition for Rehearing In Mining Case

KRC Responds To EPA Petition for Rehearing In Mining Case

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KRC SERVES NOTICE OF INTENT TO SUE TO FORCE REIMBURSEMENT OF MINING BOND POOL FUND

KRC SERVES NOTICE OF INTENT TO SUE TO FORCE REIMBURSEMENT OF MINING BOND POOL FUND

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Kentucky withdraws haul road exemption from OSM

Kentucky withdraws haul road exemption from OSM

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State Revises Power Plant Ash Landfill Permit To Address KRC Concerns

State Revises Power Plant Ash Landfill Permit To Address KRC Concerns

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Gathering Line Regulation Status

Gathering Line Regulation Status

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Oral Arguments Heard In Remining / Western Mine Case

Oral Arguments Heard In Remining / Western Mine Case

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Opening Brief Filed In Joint Tenancy - Strip Mining Case

Opening Brief Filed In Joint Tenancy - Strip Mining Case

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OSM Urged To Reject Haul Road Exemption From Coal Mining Laws

OSM Urged To Reject Haul Road Exemption From Coal Mining Laws

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APPEAL FILED IN SOLID WASTE & COAL POWER PLANT CASE

APPEAL FILED IN SOLID WASTE & COAL POWER PLANT CASE

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STATE PROPOSES TO EXCLUDE ALL PUBLIC ROADS USED AND DAMAGED FROM COAL HAULAGE FROM MINING REGULATION

Proposed National Rules On Coal Ash Disposal At Coal Mines Are Subject Of Comments

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KRC Opposes Removing Required Amendment To Kentucky Mining Regulations  

For the reasons set forth below, OSM should withdraw the proposed program amendment as being inconsistent with federal law and regulations, and should instead enforce the existing federal obligation that the state regulatory authority submit...

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KRC DISCUSSES ABANDONED MINE LAND PROGRAM REAUTHORIZATION

KRC DISCUSSES ABANDONED MINE LAND PROGRAM REAUTHORIZATION

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KRC WELCOMES DECISION BY UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY PRESIDENT TO FOREGO MINING THE MAIN BLOCK OF THE ROBINSON FOREST

KRC WELCOMES DECISION BY UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY PRESIDENT TO FOREGO MINING THE MAIN BLOCK OF THE ROBINSON FOREST

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Radio Show on Coal Waste Impoundments

Radio Show on Coal Waste Impoundments

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August 14, 2003: Whitely County Stone

August 14, 2003: Whitely County Stone

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Quecreek Mine Report Calls For Mine Mapping Reforms

Quecreek Mine Report Calls For Mine Mapping Reforms

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Action Alert: Your help needed today & tomorrow

Action Alert: Your help needed today & tomorrow for regulations governing non-coal mining

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KRC Requests OSM To Set Aside State Law Provisions Stripping Protections From New Pine Mountain Trail State Park

KRC Requests OSM To Set Aside State Law Provisions Stripping Protections From New Pine Mountain Trail State Park

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UK Considers Mining Robinson Forest

UK Considers Mining Robinson Forest

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Comment today on proposed non-coal mining regulation revisions!

Comment today on proposed non-coal mining regulation revisions!

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Comment Today on Non-Coal Regulation Revisions

Comment Today on Non-Coal Regulation Revisions

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Cabinet Supports Revocation of Nugent Permit

Cabinet Supports Revocation of Nugent Permit

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Citizens Coal Council and KRC Challenge EPA Rule Relaxing Sediment Controls On Mining

Citizens Coal Council and KRC Challenge EPA Rule Relaxing Sediment Controls On Mining

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KRC Comments On Coalbed Methane Study

KRC Comments On Coalbed Methane Study

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Regarding Reform Of Non-Coal Mining Regulations

Regarding Reform Of Non-Coal Mining Regulations

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Cabinet Secretary Vacates Mining Permit Decision

Cabinet Secretary Vacates Mining Permit Decision

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Public hearing on request to terminate protections

Public hearing on request to terminate protections

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Environmental Concerns With Mining

The mining industry has been skating on the edge with their approach to worker safety and mining, and to social responsibility, and it has brought its woes on itself, and that the viability of the eastern coal industry.

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Hearing Officer Recommends Mining Permit Decision Be Reversed

Hearing Officer Recommends Mining Permit Decision Be Reversed Categories:

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Opening Brief Filed In Case Challenging Issuance of Mine Permits

Opening Brief Filed In Case Challenging Issuance of Mine Permits

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REDEFINITION OF "FILL" MATERIAL

REDEFINITION OF "FILL" MATERIAL

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PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS OF THE MARTIN COUNTY COAL WASTE SPILL

PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS OF THE MARTIN COUNTY COAL WASTE SPILL

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THE FAILURE OF MSHA'S MANAGEMENT

THE FAILURE OF MSHA'S MANAGEMENT

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Right of Mining Companies To Condemn Land For Mineral Haulage

Right of Mining Companies To Condemn Land For Mineral Haulage

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The Coal Industry: Talking The High Road, Taking The Low Road

The Coal Industry: Talking The High Road, Taking The Low Road

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KRC serves notice opposing coal slurry pond near Kentucky River

KRC serves notice opposing coal slurry pond near Kentucky River

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Questioning the Stone Mountain Experimental Practice

Questioning the Stone Mountain Experimental Practice

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Regarding the NAS Coal Waste Impoundment Study

Regarding the NAS Coal Waste Impoundment Study

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Study On Preventing Coal Waste Impoundment Failures and Breakthroughs

Study On Preventing Coal Waste Impoundment Failures and Breakthroughs

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