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Business
6:57 am
Wed February 15, 2012

Surface Mining Opponents Rally at Kentucky Capitol

Hundreds of citizen activists, Appalachian residents and environmentalists rallied at the Kentucky Capitol to call for an end to mountaintop blasting and destructive surface mining practices.  Organizers say more than 1,200 people lined the front steps of the Capitol building Tuesday and later marched to the nearby governor's mansion.

Afternoon Update
4:40 pm
Tue February 14, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 2/14/12

Last year's I Love Mountains Day rally in Frankfort, KY.
Jeff Gross

Today is I Love Mountains Day in Frankfort, and more than one thousand are expected to attend a rally.

 

 

 

 

Around the Commonwealth:

Lawmakers have unveiled their constitutional amendment for expanded gambling which would allow for up to seven casinos in Kentucky, but five must be at horse racing tracks.

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Environment
3:45 pm
Tue February 14, 2012

I Love Mountains Rally in Frankfort

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’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.