The following Web links contain useful information about a variety of environmental issues.
Resource Extraction Links:
The following are Web sites with information about resource extraction in Kentucky and the nation.
Bureau of Reclamation Home Page - Best known for the dams, power plants and canals it constructed in the 17 western states.
U.S. Energy Information Administration - Government clearinghouse for all energy statistics and information.
Expanded Online Kentucky Coal Facts - Coal facts compiled by the Governor's Office of Energy Policy, Division of Fossil Fuels and Utility Services and the Kentucky Coal Association.
Mine Safety and Health Administration - Federal agency that oversees mine and miner safety.
Kentucky Geological Survey - Provides scientifically based information on Kentucky's geology and mineral and water resources to citizens, researchers, industry, and government.
U.S. Department for Interior Home Page - Responsible for the management of nearly half a billion acres of federal lands. This includes the entire national park system and vast tracts of federal lands, mostly in the western regions of the country.
University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research - Provides a focal point for energy and environmental research at UK and in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Research programs focus on energy resources indigenous to Kentucky.