Interview with Tom Fitzgerald, July 14, 1989

Project: Kentucky Conservationists Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Tom Fitzgerald talks about his involvement in Appalachian Kentucky, including social issues, failure of a Congressional bill against strip mining, political changes in the Council of the Southern Mountains, and the Appalachian Research and Defense Fund. He discusses the passage of the 1977 Surface Mining Act, limitations of the Act, and the effect of the Act on citizen activism. He talks about the Kentucky Rivers Coalition, the creation of the Kentucky Resources Council, legal challenges to broad form deeds, and state water well drilling codification. He talks about a lawsuit against Kentucky for non-enforcement of the Surface Mining Act. He discusses hazardous waste dumping and uncontrolled timber cutting in Kentucky.

Interview Accession

1989oh160_env014

Interviewee Name

Tom Fitzgerald

Interviewer Name

Louise Chawla

Interview Date

1989-07-14

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Fitzgerald, Tom Interview by Louise Chawla. 14 Jul. 1989. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Fitzgerald, T. (1989, July 14). Interview by L. Chawla. Kentucky Conservationists Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Fitzgerald, Tom, interview by Louise Chawla. July 14, 1989, Kentucky Conservationists Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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