Group Celebrates Sit-In of Governor’s Office With Protest Skit in Rotunda

Members of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth are preparing for next week’s I Love Mountains Day rally in Frankfort. Several members performed a skit in the Capitol Rotunda today depicting fake legislators and coal operators trading cash while the sick and needy looked on. KFTC member Chris Schimmoeller says the point of the skit was to show […]

One Week After Protest, Fights Against Mountaintop Removal, EPA Continue

It’s been one week since a group of protesters ended their sit-in at Governor Steve Beshear’s office. A group of 14 protesters spent the weekend in Beshear’s office protesting the surface mining technique commonly called Mountaintop Removal. The sit-in ended with the annual I Love Mountains Day rally in Frankfort on the 14th.

Protester Says Beshear Will Visit Eastern Kentucky Coal Fields After Sit-In

Many of the 14 protesters who spent the weekend in Governor Steve Beshear’s office left their sit-in today to join the annual “I Love Mountains Day” rally.

The sit-in began Friday as an effort to convince Governor Steve Beshear to change his stance on the surface mining technique commonly called mountaintop removal, which can leave streams clogged and polluted.