WB at coal ash rally in Louisville today

The Kentuckians for the Commonwealth are holding a rally downtown tomorrow, Tuesday September 28th. KFTC fights the good fight and good people surround it. Some of those people are gathering at the corner of 4th Street and Muhammad Ali Boulevard for a rally.

Here's the lineup:
Wendell Berry - legendary Kentucky author and poet
Jim James (of My Morning Jacket)
Daniel Martin Moore
Makalani Bandele - affrilachian poet
Kate Larken

via 37flood.blogspot.com

"We are asking that coal ash be classified as a hazardous waste, which will greatly strengthen the requirements for handling and storing this toxic material." Kentuckians for the Commonwealth

The rally begins at 4:30 p.m.


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via www.huffingtonpost.com

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via www.commondreams.org

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via thetyee.ca