• 2021 Legislative Update: 2nd Edition

    The 2021 General Assembly is now in session. KRC is supporting, opposing, and tracking the environmental, conservation, consumer, and general government bills being presented. 

    Our 2nd Legislative Update is out for the season. Read along now and catch up on the first week. 

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  • 2020 KRC Awards


    KRC is proud to announce the winner of the 2020 Sue Anne Salmon Community Advocacy Award, Cassia Herron, and the 2020 Winnie Hepler Lifetime Achievement Award, Wendell Berry.  

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  • Annual Report 2020

    2020 has kept us extremely busy at KRC. Learn more about what we did and what environmental protection work is already continuing into 2021!

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  • KRC Partners on Call to Abandon Yazoo Pumps Project

    On November 30, 2020, KRC joined with 122 other conservation, faith-based, social justice, and recreation organizations in requesting that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permanently abandon efforts to build the environmentally devastating, extremely costly, highly controversial, and long-vetoed Yazoo Pumps project, which had been vetoed in 2008 by the Environmental Protection Agency because the project would cause “unacceptable damage” to “some of the richest wetland and aquatic resources in the nation.” 

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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

  • 25 Jan 2021

    KRC Represents Sierra Club, Citizens Coal Council, Appalachian Voices

    Citizens Coal Council, Appalachian Voices, and Sierra Club — filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia challenging the Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation, and Enforcement's final Ten-Day Notice Rule.

  • 14 Jan 2021

    2021 Legislative Update: 2nd Edition

    This list profiles the environmental, conservation, consumer and general government bills that the Kentucky Resources Council is supporting, opposing, and tracking during the 2021 General Assembly Regular Session. This year is a “short” session, and

  • 11 Jan 2021

    2021 Legislative Update: 1st Edition

    Kentucky's 2021 General Assembly is now in session and KRC is working hard to monitor the environmental, energy, and public health bills. Catch up on week 1.

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