The Kentucky Coal Association’s membership represents both Eastern and Western Kentucky operations that mine coal through surface and underground methods. This diversity helps KCA build a consensus approach in problem solving and dealing with the complex issues facing our industry.
KCA traces its origin to a statewide association of coal operators who united their efforts in 1942. KCA’s constitution and by-laws were adopted on April 28, 1947, “to promote the best interest of the coal mining industry in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and all those engaged therein…”
That commitment has never waivered, and has grown stronger in the intervening years through the efforts of coal industry leaders who have served the Commonwealth in a variety of ways in the past half century.
Check out the latest news regarding Kentucky Coal, and our work to promote the industry throughout the Commonwealth, and across the nation.
July 6, 2017 | by admin
Renee Shaw and her guests discuss energy policy. Scheduled guests: Tyler White, president of the Kentucky Coal Association; Tom FitzGerald, director of the Kentucky Resources Council; Bill Barr, co-founder and managing partner of BlackRidge Resource Partners and chair of the Kentucky Oil and Gas Association’s government affairs committee; and...Read More
June 29, 2017 | by admin
Americans have been exceptionally fortunate in recent decades to enjoy robust power generation to heat their homes, refrigerate their food, and deliver clean drinking... Read More
June 23, 2017 | by admin
For the Kentucky Coal Association, the election of President Donald Trump gave us hope. Instead of vilifying coal like President Barack Obama did, the Trump... Read More
June 22, 2017 | by admin
John Oliver — and a giant squirrel — made the king of coal seriously angry. Robert Murray, the CEO of one of America’s largest... Read More
Become a Friend Of Coal
The Friends of Coal is dedicated to inform and educate Kentucky citizens about the coal industry and its vital role in the state’s future.
Our goal is to provide a united voice for an industry that has been and remains a critical economic contributor to Kentucky. By working together, we can provide good jobs and benefits for future generations, which will keep our children and grandchildren close to home.
Friends of Coal is a volunteer organization that consists of both Kentuckians and residents from beyond our borders. Membership is free and the level of involvement by members is at their own discretion. Being a “Friend of Coal” will show your love for the state and present a unified front in protecting affordable and reliable energy made possible by coal. This energy source increases the quality of life for our business and our neighbors and fosters upward mobility for all.