• We believe every Kentuckian
    has a right to clean air, clean water,
    and land free of pollution.

    Founded in 1984, Kentucky Resources Council (KRC) combines smart policy
    and legal advocacy to protect the Commonwealth's natural resources and ensure
    environmental justice for Kentucky's most vulnerable people and communities. 

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For 40 years, the Kentucky Resources Council has been a trusted source of legal representation, advice, and assistance to individuals, communities, and local governments on a wide range of environmental and energy issues.  Accepting no corporate or government money, and providing legal assistance without charge, KRC relies on its members and supporters to enable us to provide unflinching advocacy for those who live "downhill, downwind, and downstream." 

Join with us today in advancing our shared values of environmental justice and protection.



Since 1984, KRC has been a trusted resource for comprehensive analysis of energy and environmental issues for citizens, government officials, and non-profit organizations.


We work to ensure individuals and communities impacted by environmental decisions have a voice in the policy-making process at all levels of government, and that values more durable than short-term profit guide public policy.


We believe every Kentuckian has the right to clean air, clean water, and healthy communities. We use the power of the law to secure and advance these essential rights.

Latest News

  • 20 May 2024

    2024 The Good, Bad, & Ugly

    Our annual report, The Good, Bad, & Ugly, presents the highs and lows of the 2024 Kentucky General Assembly.

  • 24 Apr 2024

    2024 Legislative Session: The Sine Die Edition

    Read about the final disposition of the bills that the Kentucky Resources Council supported, opposed, and tracked during the 2024 General Assembly in Regular Session.

  • 9 Apr 2024

    KRC's Legislative Update: The Penultimate Edition

    We're nearing the end of the legislative session and KRC's Legislative Update: The Penultimate Edition is available here: https://loom.ly/gUi97do. Learn where key bills stand as Kentucky legislators break for the veto period until April 12.

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We imagine a Kentucky where the air is clean, the water safe, and where nature and natural resources are safeguarded and not abused. Join the movement to help make this shared vision a reality.