Environmental Group Asks For Investigation

An environmental group is calling for an investigation to determine if endangered species were harmed in the construction of an eastern Kentucky horse trail.

Kentucky Resources Council Executive Director Tom Fitzgerald wrote letters to Governor Steve Beshear and Wildlife Commissioner Jon Gassett complaining about bulldozer work on the pioneer horse trail in Letcher County.

Gassett said he has asked the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to conduct the investigation Fitzgerald requested.

He also ordered a halt to work on the trail for now.


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  • by Candy Mae on Dec 28, 2008 at 05:27 AM
    Anytime the people of Eastern Ky have chance to have something new. Here come the Postoffice Democrats screaming like burned childern to stop,and stop now. The parasites not only want a free living, but want to control us all, and every thing we have.Just like at Fish Trap we own it ,but we have be controlled, and should never be allowed to use it.
  • by citizen Location: knott co on Dec 27, 2008 at 08:31 PM
    goes to show how these people think they can control everything.if they ever take MTR away look out you wont be able to breathe air for it may cause some endangered species have one less breath of air to breathe.when is humans going to be considered endangered
  • by mike Location: whitesburg on Dec 27, 2008 at 05:29 PM
    how can a 10 foot path thru here cause as much damage as the whole mtn.being removed a couple of miles away wake up eastern ky you soon wont have a black mtn.
  • by Reality Location: Kentucky on Dec 27, 2008 at 03:51 PM
    I wonder if any of these people have ever been to Letcher County?
  • by John Location: Richmond on Dec 27, 2008 at 08:22 AM
    This is the country we have created for ourselves. We let the few determine the course for the many.
  • by Hall on Dec 26, 2008 at 05:12 PM
    It is alright to level hills, over-run the streams with mud, rocks, fallen trees; but don't damage the sides of the hills where about the only things exist are buzzards, snails, gnats, flies and elk.
  • by Resident East Kentucky on Dec 26, 2008 at 05:06 PM
    What about all the pot gardens littering the hillsides, or the coal companies strip mining, or the loggers cutting timber, or Brashear trying to put a casino on a hilltop. How about all the arson offenders caught each year buring down the forest and wildlife getting off with a slap on the wrist by our district judges. How many of you have seen a mountain after it has been cleared of timber. It looks like a spider web, but its made by dozers. I don't think a little horse sh** will disturb anything. (Considering everything else) Idiots there's little environment left, get off your a**es and come to barren east Kentucky.

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