Governor Steve Beshear made stops in Floyd and Harlan Counties making good on a February promise to coal mining protesters who staged a sit-in at his office.
The Herald Leader reports members of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth showed him streams and homes damaged by surface mine activity and asked him to take a stand against mine permits proposed for areas of Black Mountain around Lynch.
The Energy and Environment Cabinet has declared frivolous a petition to declare the area "Lands Unsuitable for Mining."
That decision is being appealed.
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