mountains http://wkms.org en I Love Mountains Rally in Frankfort http://wkms.org/post/i-love-mountains-rally-frankfort <p>Environmental activists are urging state lawmakers to stop supporting mountaintop removal coal mining and throw their weight behind renewable energy legislation. Today is I Love Mountains Day at the state capitol, and more than one thousand are expected to attend a rally. They&rsquo;re supporting the Clean Energy Opportunity Act, which would mandate a certain percentage of energy in Kentucky come from renewable or efficient sources. Recent studies have linked mountaintop removal to birth defects, cancer and other diseases. Tue, 14 Feb 2012 21:45:39 +0000 Erica Peterson (KPR) 16921 at http://wkms.org Group Holds Mountion Top Removal Sit-In Skit http://wkms.org/post/group-holds-mountion-top-removal-sit-skit <p><font>Members of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth are preparing for next week&#39;s I Love Mountains Day rally in Frankfort.<br /><br /> 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 the cozy relationship coal companies have with lawmakers.<br /><br /> &ldquo;Big coal has big money running the state and it&rsquo;s holding our state back from so many things we need to be doing,&rdquo;&nbsp; she says.<br /> Thu, 09 Feb 2012 20:44:09 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 16856 at http://wkms.org