Kentucky Coal Mining
The Dark Side & What They Don't Want You To Know
Below you will see the preamble of Public Law 95-87
Good people of Kentucky this is the law and let no one tell you otherwise.
PUBLIC LAW 95-87
To provide for the cooperation between the Secretary of the Interior and the States with respect to the regulation of surface coal mining operations, and the acquisition and reclamation of abandoned mines, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be cited as the "Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977".
If It looks Wrong It Probably Is.
Public Law 95-85 is a law that all that all people of Kentucky need to read.
"When SMCRA was enacted, it created many avenues for citizens' involvement. Thus, individual citizens have a statutory role in practically every phase of the surface mining program, from permit issuance to bond release. Since SMCRA was enacted in 1977, coalfield citizens have used those rights to help shape virtually all of the policies and programs that govern surface coal mining and reclamation in America."
OSM Annual evaluation report 2005 Kentucky.
I will attempt to lead you through the system.
'Here for the Long Haul' is part of the GONE MOUNTAIN feature film project currently being developed. "A big-city songwriter returns home to West Virginia to help his beloved Granny to save their home and mountain from a big coal company hell-bent on completing another mountain top removal project. Snake Coldiron had left his mountain home to find his musical voice, but ends up becoming the man he had left home to be."
It is intended with this film to bring greater awareness about the ravages of mountain top removal, and, to promote cleaner, alternative energies that will strengthen America's independence so every citizen can realize their potential to do good things for this world.
I Dan Molloy is also hear for the long haul!
This site in honor of our Mother & Father.
Our Mother & Father taught us well! Our Mother talked about mountain top removal years ago.