Hazard Biomass

A KyCIR investigation raises questions about political maneuvering for a power plant in eastern Kentucky and whether leaders sacrificed the public good to benefit a few.

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Hazard Biomass: Read Letters Signed By Legislators

Sen. Brandon Smith & Sen. Ray Jones in Senate on Feb. 1, 2014.

During a two-week span in July 2011, eight eastern Kentucky politicians signed supportive but misleading letters seeking to advance the cause of a proposed biomass-burning plant in Perry County.

Most of the letters were brief, just three or four paragraphs. And unless they were laid side-by-side, it would be easy to miss the fact that they all contained virtually the same wording, paragraph by paragraph. Read them here for yourself. Continue Reading →

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