• Issues in Water and Energy Security

    KRC Director, Tom FitzGerald, delivers an address on issues in water and energy security for the 2020 Energy and the Environment Conference.

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  • Democratizing Environmental Data

    Panel Discussion + Reports Release | October 22, 6:00pm
    Join environmental groups, activists, scientists, policy makers, and more for a discussion on the need for transparency in federal environmental data and how to build more just data infrastructures. 

    Virtual Event. Register Online.

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  • Objection Filed

    Kentucky Heartwood and the Kentucky Resources Council jointly filed an administrative objection (“predecisional objection”) to the South Red Bird Wildlife Enhancement Project on the Daniel Boone National Forest.

    The project would approve 3,600 acres of logging in the Redbird District of the Daniel Boone in Clay and Leslie Counties. The project also approves the construction of nearly 100 miles of full-bench skid roads across extremely steep and highly erodible mountain slopes for hauling out the timber.

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  • Call for Flood Damage Solutions

    Kentucky Resources Council partnered with 55 conservation, civic, and faith organizations and businesses to sign on to the group comment letter to the Corps of Engineers on the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS II) for the Mississippi River & Tributaries Project. 

    This partnership has called on the Corps to develop comprehensive flood damage reduction solutions to both protect Mississippi River communities and restore vital wildlife habitat. 

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  • KRC Files Amicus Brief on Kentucky Billboard Act

    The amicus curiae brief, filed by KRC on behalf of long-time ally Scenic Kentucky, supports the constitutionality of the Billboard Act and criticizes the District Court for using the wrong test to determine whether the Act's restrictions on commercial speech are lawful, and for failing to sever the specific statute at issue instead of holding the entire Act to be unconstitutional. 

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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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