This summit, now in its third year, is to educate Kentuckians about the issues of natural gas liquids (NGLs), fracking, landowner rights, and local options for communities seeking a sustainable future.
This event is the 2016 edition of the successful 2014 and 2015 summits that followed the grassroots’ defeat of the Bluegrass Pipeline in 2013-2014. Much of Kentucky continues to be vulnerable to fracking and hazard liquids pipelines. The hydraulic fracking industry has obtained thousands of leases in the several eastern Kentucky counties that overlie the Rogersville shale formation. Out-of-state waste products from fracking have been illegally dumped in Kentucky, most notably Estill County. Kentucky also remains in “pipeline alley” between the production to the north and the processing facilities to the south of us. In addition, Kinder Morgan company continues progress on repurposing the Tennessee pipeline from natural gas to natural gas liquids. This 70 year old pipeline is slated to begin transporting hazardous liquids in 2018. Affected counties include Greenup, Carter, Lewis, Rowan, Bath, Montgomery, Clark, Madison, Garrard, Boyle, Marion, Taylor, Greene, Hart, Metcalf, Barren, Allen, Simpson Counties.
We hope that this summit will serve Kentuckians by supplying much needed information about these significant issues. Additionally, we hope that the summit will clearly articulate safe, renewable, and economically viable energy alternatives to fossil fuels.
Many Kentucky-based grassroots leaders and organizations have worked together to build a conference that organizes Kentuckians and their communities on these impacts.
Sponsors of the summit include:
Central KY Move to Amend • Dominican Sisters of Peace • Earth Tools, Inc. • Envision Franklin County • Floracliff Nature Sanctuary • Food and Water Watch • Frack Free Foothills • Kentuckians for the Commonwealth • Kentucky Conservation Committee • Kentucky Environmental Foundation • Kentucky Heartwood • Kentucky Student Environmental Coalition • Tom and Laurie Kuhlman • New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future • Janice Schroder • Sierra Club Cumberland Chapter • Sisters of Charity of Nazareth • Sisters of Loretto • Sisters of Mercy of the Americas • Sisters of Mercy South Central Community
We welcome additional sponsors!
Sponsorships are $25 and up, with $100 recommended. Sponsors are invited to table at the event. Sponsorships can be sent to No Bluegrass Pipeline Fund, P.O. Box 4573, Frankfort KY 40604. You may also email us for questions about sponsorships.