Mtn. Talk Monday: East KY Leadership Conference

Courtesy of Ohio Valley ReSource

This episode features highlights from the East Kentucky Leadership Conference with keynote speaker Earl Gohl who is the federal co-chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). You will also hear from Peter Hille the Executive Director of Mountain Association of Community Economic Development (MACED). More than $100 million in new federal funding has been committed […]

Coal Report for August 31, 2016

Kenn W. Kiser,
The electricity sector is the country’s largest source of greenhouse gas emissions.

Kenn W. Kiser, morgueFile.comThe electricity sector is the country’s largest source of greenhouse gas emissions.

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Power Play – Objections to the Clean Power Plan

Glynis Board

Coal-producing states are preparing for arguments next month in the case known as West Virginia versus the EPA, challenging […]

Coal Report for February 10, 2016


Partially reclaimed surface mining site.

More miners in West Virginia and western Kentucky received layoff notices this week. Virginia based Alpha Resources announced still more layoffs this month after giving a 60-day layoff notice to 831 miners in January for mines in W. Va. With this announcement, Alpha issued 60-day notices to 230 […]

Mountain News & World Report: ARI Student Senate Passes Power + Plan Resolution; Fitness Businesses Changing the Health Landscape in Eastern KY while Creating Jobs; “Haysi’s on Fire!” – Dec. 5, 1934

ARI Senate

Representatives from the Appalachian Renaissance Initiative (ARI) Student Senate pose with Whitesburg mayor James Wiley Craft and Letcher County Judge-Executive Jim Ward at the Letcher County Courthouse in Whitesburg, Ky. on Dec. 2. The students had passed a resolution unanimously supporting the White House’s proposed ‘Power+ Plan.’

Some two dozen local government entities–many […]