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EPA Tours Eastern Kentucky: State of the News

WFPL environment reporter Erica Peterson tagged along with two EPA officials this past week as they toured Eastern Kentucky meeting with residents of communities affected by coal mining.   Region Four administrator Gwen Keyes Fleming and senior advisor for environmental justice Lisa Garcia of EPA heard from several residents and members of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth who are not happy with how mining has changed their towns and their lives. The head of the group Coal Operators Associates criticized the trip as being one-sided and not open to coal industry supporters.Peterson phoned in to talk with reporter Rick Howlett on Friday, Aug. 19, during State of the News.

http://archive.wfpl.org/HereNow/20110819SON-epatour.mp3

Brad Yost is a senior producer for LPM. Email Brad at byost@lpm.org.