• Kentucky Supreme Court accepts KRC's Amicus Brief

    KRC authored a "friend of the court" brief in the pending case of Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government Waste Management District et al. v. Jefferson County League of Cities, et. al. to provide the Supreme Court with additional information.

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  • Assuring Fair Representation

    The Circuit Court had determined that the Public Service Commission
    acted arbitrarily when it denied requests from the Metropolitan Housing
    Coalition, Association of Community Ministries, Sierra Club, and
    Community Action Council, to intervene in 2018 rate case filed by LG&E and KU. 


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  • Fighting Reductions in Oversight

    A coalition of 23 organizations, and several individuals, working to protect the land and people of our nation’s coalfields from environmental harm associated with surface coal mining operations, filed a joint set of 65-pages of comments on June 15, 2020 in opposition to a proposed Trump Administration rulemaking that would reduce federal oversight and enforcement under the 1977 Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act. 

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  • Hazardous Liquids Pipelines

    KRC'S Center for Environmental Policy's briefing paper presents background concerning applicable state and federal law and hazardous liquids pipelines, in order to help inform the deliberations of local governments and planning and zoning agencies. 


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For 35 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." 

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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.

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