The PE project addresses issues such as: damage of sewage and industrial waste from overpopulated and under-regulated prisons into to water ways; threats to listed species by the ongoing construction and operation of prisons in remote, environmentally-sensitive rural areas; and environmental justice concerns regarding prisoners, staff and surrounding communities.
A comment period for the federal prison plan on a coal mine site in Letcher County, KY was open until May 8, 2017, but you can still send a letter to the Bureau of Prisons. For the those who are thinking that you may have signed a petition or written a letter about this before, we are doing it again. Our opposition has driven the BOP back to the drawing board twice now, and the plan is still a losing deal for the local community, prisoners, and wildlife. Let's beat it once and for all!