• 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 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.

Latest News

  • 26 May 2023

    In response to U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Sackett v. EPA:

    KRC responds to U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Sackett v. EPA: stating the decision "represents a disappointing setback for the decades-long national effort to restore, protect, and maintain water quality"

  • 27 Mar 2023

    Action Alert - Uphold Vetoes on HB 4, SBs 126, 150, & 226

    Governor Beshear vetoed several bills last week, including several opposed by KRC: HB 4, SB 150, SB 226 and SB 126. The General Assembly reconvenes later this week and may vote by a simple majority (51 in House, 20 in Senate) to override the vetoes,

  • 20 Mar 2023

    2023 Legislative Update #7

    We at the Council are continuing to track environmental, conservation, consumer, energy, and general government bills and resolutions. We also publish this notice on our website weekly throughout the Session with updates on the bills...

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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.