Interview with Tom Fitzgerald, July 21, 1989

Project: Kentucky Conservationists Oral History Project

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Tom Fitzgerald discusses timber cutting in National Forest Service, cutting in wild river's corridors in Daniel Boone National Forest, KRC monitoring of Forest service, and the protection of McCannon Falls. He talks about the Little v. Clark case (1984) regarding surface mining permits, legal challenges of state non-enforcement of surface mining regulations, and challenges of non-enforcement of water quality ACT (1982). He discusses the need for the new water quality standards, the state suit against Bonanza Oil Co. for polluting Ross Creek, and the oil and gas lawsuit at Johnson County to exempt stripper oil wells. He talks about KRC's position on business responsibility and big resource corporations vs. small independent operators. He talks about the Kentucky Government Accountability Project, the future of coal mining in next 15 years, and gives advice to new conservationists.

Interview Accession

1989oh164_env018

Interviewee Name

Tom Fitzgerald

Interviewer Name

Louise Chawla

Interview Date

1989-07-21

Interview Keyword

Kentucky Land-use Wells

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Fitzgerald, Tom Interview by Louise Chawla. 21 Jul. 1989. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Fitzgerald, T. (1989, July 21). 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 21, 1989, Kentucky Conservationists Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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