smcra http://wfpl.org en Kentucky Environmental Attorney FitzGerald Rejects Inaugural Federal Award http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-environmental-attorney-fitzgerald-rejects-inaugural-federal-award <p>Kentucky environmental attorney Tom FitzGerald has turned down an award from the federal Office of Surface Mining.</p><p>FitzGerald--also the head of the <a href="http://www.kyrc.org/">Kentucky Resources Council</a>--was to be the first-ever recipient of the ECHO Award, named for the agency&#39;s stated principles of Environment, Community, Humanity, and Ownership. The award was given out yesterday in recognition of the 35th anniversary of the passage of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act, or SMCRA.</p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 16:11:02 +0000 Erica Peterson 1203 at http://wfpl.org