• 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.

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  • 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. 

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  • Annual Award for Lifetime Achievement

    Annual Award for Lifetime Achievement in Environmental and Justice Advocacy to Be Named for Winnie Hepler



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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

  • 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.

  • 28 Jun 2019

    KRC Director Interviewed by Herald-Leader on Coal Mines

    Recently, the Herald-Leader reached out to KRC Director, Tom FitzGerald, concerning Kentucky's coal industry low compliance rates.

  • 14 Jun 2019

    Endow Kentucky

    To insure that KRC's advocacy and defense programs you have helped to create will last long into the future, we have opened an endowment fund with Blue Grass Community Foundation. Endowment funds are designed to provide annual financial support to or

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