Harless Creek http://wfpl.org en Victims of 2010 Pike County Flood File Lawsuit Against State http://wfpl.org/post/victims-2010-pike-county-flood-file-lawsuit-against-state <p>Residents in Eastern Kentucky whose homes were flooded in 2010 <a href="http://www.pillersdorflaw.com/DOC009.pdf">have filed suit</a> against the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet. They say the flooding was caused by an unreclaimed surface mine site, and the state allowed the mine operator to violate the law.</p> Fri, 01 Jun 2012 16:55:18 +0000 Erica Peterson 499 at http://wfpl.org Victims of 2010 Pike County Flood File Lawsuit Against State Pike County Community Blames Devastating Floods on Lack of Reclamation http://wfpl.org/post/pike-county-community-blames-devastating-floods-lack-reclamation <p>Devastating floods have ravaged several eastern Kentucky communities in the last few years. Most start the same way: rain falls; creeks rise; and what residents have described as a ‘tsunami’ destroys everything in its path. Some citizens say coal mining is to blame, and they're turning to lawsuits against coal companies to recoup damages. They say the companies didn’t reclaim surface mine sites, which directly contributed to the flooding.</p><p>This is what some say happened in Pike County on July 17, 2010.</p> Mon, 05 Dec 2011 11:00:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 496 at http://wfpl.org Pike County Community Blames Devastating Floods on Lack of Reclamation