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** NEW**  Environmental groups have filed a Notice of Intent to sue Frasure Creek Mining LLC and Trinity Coal Corp., alleging violations reported on Discharge Monitoring Reports to the agency. A response from the Energy and Environment Cabinet and its agencies can be found here.

The department, through its divisions and partnerships, provides technical assistance, education and funding to help landowners, institutions, industries, and communities in conserving and sustaining Kentucky's natural resources.  In addition, the department inspects timber harvests and mining operations to ensure the protection of our citizens, our environment and our workers. 

DNR has posted water quality data taken from in-stream sampling sites throughout the Kentucky coalfields.  That data represents analyses of water samples taken quarterly from July 2011 through June 2012.  Samples were taken from 53 sites in the eastern coalfield and 11 sites in the western coalfield during the time period.

The project was funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining, in the amount of $200,000.  Follow the link to Watershed Trend Station Data.


 News Releases and Notices

Oil and Gas Public Meeting Report11/5/2015Oil and Gas
Dates, locations set for public comment meetings on oil and gas development in Kentucky6/22/2015
Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund Board to Meet March 22/19/2015Heritage Land Conservation Fund
State Urges Propane Customers to Plan Now for Winter9/23/2014Commissioner's Office
Important Notice to Industry - Dec. 5, 201312/13/2013Office of the Reclamation Guaranty Fund
Kentucky Reclamation Guaranty Fund6/14/2013Commissioner's Office
Kentucky Division of Abandoned Mine Lands Announces Frozen Creek Phase I Water Project1/18/2013Division of Abandoned Mine Lands
Kentucky Division of Abandoned Mine Lands Announces Leslie County Waterline Project1/18/2013Division of Abandoned Mine Lands
Hopkins County Coal LLC Receives Commissioner's Reclamation Award1/17/2013Commissioner's Office
Xinergy Corporation Receives Commissioner's Reclamation Award1/10/2013Commissioner's Office
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