• Defense in Bullitt County

    KRC is working hard to represent Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest as they work to protect their lands against a pipeline. Read more about the issue and who you can contact to encourage alternate routes.

    Learn More
  • Environmental Justice 101

    Members of the KRC Center for Environmental Policy Team
    present Environmental Justice 101. Read the overview and the
    legal considerations when it comes to pursuing environmental justice.

    Learn More
  • KRC Joins 50 Environmental Groups

    Groups call for a moratorium on new federal coal leasing until the federal government can complete a thorough programmatic environmental impact review of the federal coal leasing program. 

    Learn More

join our community.

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." 

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

  • 1 Aug 2019

    Electronic Waste: Making the Case for E-Waste Recycling Programs

    Despite the fact that almost all e-waste can be reused, refurbished, or recycled, only 20% is actually handled appropriately due in large part to the lack of regulation and recycling infrastructure.

  • 31 Jul 2019

    Ongoing Work to Protect Bernheim Forest in Bullitt County

    In April 2019, LG&E, a utility company based in Louisville, Kentucky, announced the construction of a new natural gas transmission pipeline in Bullitt County. This pipeline was explained as necessary in order for LG&E to meet the growth in the area.

  • 10 Jul 2019

    Environmental Justice 101

    Environmental justice is a concept that proposes a more equitable distribution of pollution burdens throughout the United States. Kentucky Resources Council's policy team, Tom FitzGerald, and Liz Edmondson outline the steps needed to pursue this.

Join Today

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.