Kentucky Regulators, Industry Reps Privately Rewrote Coal Ash Rules

By Erica Peterson Kentucky’s Energy and Environment Cabinet has finalized a controversial plan to let the state’s utilities virtually self-regulate the storing of hazardous coal ash near power plants. As details about the plan emerged over the past few weeks, Cabinet Secretary Charles Snavely defended the rules and the process, saying it included “full public …

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(WV) If SB9 Passes, it will be illegal to take this picture…

    URGENT: The WV Senate has proposed a bill that makes it ILLEGAL to use a UAV (drone) to take aerial photos and videos of coal mines and gas infrastructure. HELP STOP THIS CENSORSHIP. Senate Bill 9 is up for a vote as soon as TOMORROW (Wednesday). Please call and/or email the WV Senate …

It was the world’s largest company coal town. As it turns 100, it fights to stay alive.

http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/article134813224.html#emlnl=Morning_Newsletter   Lynch resident Mike O'Bradovich talks about the 100th birthday of the historic Harlan County coal town. Bill Estep bestep@herald-leader.com By Bill Estep bestep@herald-leader.com LYNCH The valley along Looney Creek in Harlan County was a wooded wilderness in 1917 when U.S. Steel, hungry for coal to make steel during World War I, bought 19,000 …

Justice Department will again use private prisons

By Matt Zapotosky February 23 The Justice Department will once again use private prisons to house federal inmates, reversing an Obama-era directive to stop using the facilities, which officials had then deemed less safe and less effective than those run by the government. In a one-paragraph memo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the previous directive …

BIG PHARMACY AT WORK HERE IN KENTUCKY, IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED!

Chad Wilson  VIEW VIDEO THRU THIS LINK! BIG PHARMACY AT WORK HERE IN KENTUCKY. IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED..IF YOU CARE ABOUT THIS STATE...THIS PLANT..AND IT'S FARMERS. Legislators' Hot Line: 1-800-372-7181 Legislative alert: HB 333 – Fentanyl Bill: In this bill they have buried something that will undo a lot of the good work Jamie Comer did …

Send this to your Kentucky Legislators NOW!!!!

    Thomas Tony Vance 12 mins · Send this to your Kentucky Legislators NOW!!!! In 1969, the 1937 marijuana tax stamp act was declared unconstitutional. In 1970 they began creating the 1970 Controlled substances Act and without any scientific input made marijuana schedule one, right up there with heroin. A schedule that cannot be …

“You can’t put the genie back into the bottle”

    (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)Patrick McGreevyPatrick McGreevyContact Reporter Warned of a possible federal crackdown on marijuana, California elected officials and cannabis industry leaders said Friday they were preparing for a potential showdown in the courts and Congress to protect the legalization measure approved by state voters in November. The flashpoint that …

Kentucky house passes bill to create Bible literacy courses in schools

FRANKFORT, KY (AP) - The Kentucky House has passed legislation aimed at creating elective Bible literacy courses in public schools. The bill would require the state Board of Education to establish policies for local school boards that choose to offer elective social studies courses on the Hebrew texts and New Testament. The measure passed the …

Trump to order reversal of Obama water regulation rule: official

By David Shepardson | WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to sign a measure as early as Tuesday aimed at rescinding a major Obama administration water regulation and direct an end to the government's defense of the rule, a Trump official briefed on the plan said late Friday. Trump is expected to direct the …

Morgellons Disease Scientifically Proven to Occur in Dogs

Charles E. Holman Morgellons Disease Foundation Announces Collaborative Study Linking Skin Condition to Canine Lyme Disease The finding of skin lesions similar to Morgellons disease, first in cattle and now in dogs, confirms that the skin disease is not a delusion, as some have maintained. Marianne Middelveen AUSTIN, TX (PRWEB) OCTOBER XX, 2016 (PRWEB) (PRWEB) …

“Our lives matter just as much as anybody’s. …

Chief removes Punisher emblem, ‘Blue Lives Matter’ from police cars after public reacts By Fernando Alfonso III falfonso@herald-leader.com Catlettsburg An Eastern Kentucky police chief has removed large decals with the Punisher skull and “Blue Lives Matter” from eight police cars after a backlash following the publication of a Herald-Leader story. The Catlettsburg Police department, which …

The DEA doesn’t see it as legal’ and that’s where he gets his medical license.”

FOX Files: Some doctors fear following Missouri’s medical marijuana law Posted 11:15 pm, February 21, 2017, by Chris Hayes ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- A form of medical marijuana may be legal in Missouri, but patients are finding doctors afraid to even discuss it. It’s called CBD hemp oil, extracted from a type of marijuana that …

Dakota protesters regroup, plot resistance to other pipelines

Sat Feb 25, 2017 By Terray Sylvester | CANNON BALL, N.D. Opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline who were pushed out of their protest camp this week have vowed to keep up efforts to stop the multibillion-dollar project and take the fight to other pipelines as well. The Oceti Sakowin camp in Cannon Ball, North …

Gun rights and marijuana laws

As more states expand their marijuana use laws, a new issue is beginning to pop up that impacts gun owners. On a federal firearms background check form, Section 11 E, which was revised on January 16, asks if a person is an unlawful user of marijuana, or any other depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or other …

Pope Francis addresses Vatican conference on human right to water

Pope Francis said the questions concerning the right to water are not marginal, but basic and pressing.  Basic, because where there is water there is life, and pressing, because our common home needs to be protected. Yet we must also realise, he said, that not all water is life-giving, but only water that is safe …

The Arizona Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would allow the government to seize the property of people who help plan a demonstration that turns violent.

Plan a Protest, Lose Your House: Arizona Senate Passes SB 1142 Charging 'Provocateurs' With Racketeering Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 11:06 a.m By Ray Stern The Arizona Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would allow the government to seize the property of people who help plan a demonstration that turns violent. If the bill …

The Indigenous Environment Network Responds to Forced Evacuation of DAPL Resistance Camps

Media Contacts:Jade Begay, jade@ienearth.org, 505-699-4791 Nina Smith, nina@megaphonestrategies.com, 301-717-9006 We apologize for incorrectly identifying 7th Generation Camp as Four Bands camp and have made the correction in the text below. CANNON BALL, N.D.-- At  2 pm CT on February 22, 2017, water protectors at the Oceti Sakowin camp were evicted by the Army Corps of …

Spicer’s Comments on Federal Marijuana Enforcement Spark Disappointment, Unnecessary Speculation Within Industry

Eight years of the Obama White House has resulted in a level of comfort for state-legal medical and adult use marijuana businesses that has never been guaranteed under the current Trump administration. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's comments yesterday, resulting in speculation that there could be increased federal enforcement against recreational marijuana sales, should …

AppHarvest’s 2 million square-foot greenhouse will rank among the world’s largest,

02-23-2017 AppHarvest to locate high-tech greenhouse in Pikeville, creating 140 jobs on reclaimed mine site Kentucky Press News ServiceFRANKFORT - Agricultural startup AppHarvest plans to build a $50 million high-tech greenhouse, creating 140 full-time jobs in Pikeville at a former surface coal mine repurposed for new industry, Gov. Matt Bevin announced Thursday.“AppHarvest’s project will bring …

Whitehouse Press Release– I have a question on medical marijuana…

  February 23, 2017   A LINK TO THE ENTIRE PRESS BRIEFING HERE … I have a question on medical marijuana.  Our state voters passed a medical marijuana amendment in November.  Now we're in conflict with federal law, as many other states are.  The Obama administration kind of chose not to strictly enforce those federal …

White House: Feds will step up marijuana law enforcement

By Kevin Liptak, CNN White House Producer Updated 6:52 PM ET, Thu February 23, 2017 Washington (CNN)The White House said Thursday it expects law enforcement agents to enforce federal marijuana laws when they come into conflict with states where recreational use of the drug is permitted. "I do believe you will see greater enforcement of …

iN hONOR OF rICHARD jAMES rAWLINGS

Richard James Rawlings with Gatewood Galbraith in Glasgow, Kentucky 2011 The U.S. Marijuana Party, did, on February 24, 2013, loose one of its first and most influential Presidents,  Second only to Loretta Nall, who preceded him as the first President of the USMJParty in 2002. Richard James Rawlings took the head of the table in …

"feral hog apocalypse," Texas approves drastic measures (Why is this important? )

  NORTH TEXAS -- Announcing the “feral hog apocalypse” is within reach, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller has approved of the first pesticide targeting wild pigs, CBS Dallas reports.  The estimated 2.5 million feral hogs in Texas cost an estimated $50 million a year in damage to Texas agriculture, according to the Austin American-Statesman. In …

‘America Is Full Of Hypocrites’: Marijuana Lifer John Knock Speaks Out

By Tess Allen  |  Feb 20, 2017 Days after John Knock learned that his application for clemency had been denied – meaning he would have to continue serving out two life sentences plus 20 years for a non-violent cannabis offense – he found himself transfixed by a story on NPR. “There was [someone on the …

NORML Forms Multi-State Workplace Drug Testing Coalition

by Kevin Mahmalji, NORML Outreach Coordinator February 14, 2017 The fact that 190 million Americans now live in states where marijuana has been legalized to some degree is raising a number of questions and issues about how to integrate the American workforce and marijuana consumers rights in regards to drug testing. With medical marijuana is …

Trump Just Made The Biggest Sale Of Drilling Rights On Federal Land In 4 Years

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) made its largest lease sale in four years, marking the start of President Donald Trump’s plans to expand drilling on federal lands. BLM sold drilling rights on 278 parcels of public land for $129.3 million. Bids ranged from $2 per acre to $16,500 per acre. The land sold was …

Thousands of Filipino Catholics march against death penalty, war on drugs

Thousands of Roman Catholics marched in the Philippines capital Manila on Saturday in the biggest gathering denouncing extra-judicial killings and a government plan to reimpose the death penalty for criminals. Dubbed a "Walk for Life" prayer rally and endorsed by the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), the gathering came just days after the …

Time 4 Hemp Presents: Cannabinoid Profiles: A Crash Course

The Time4Hemp Network has set up a very educational and informative series which they are calling the “Cannabinoid Profiles Series”. Anyone who needs or wants to review a course in Cannabinoids should start here!   Cannabinoid Profile: Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)   The LINKS for the series is below: Cannabinoid Profiles Series 1. Meet Your CB Receptors …