• 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." 

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

  • 10 Sep 2022

    Now Hiring: Director of Development

    This is a unique opportunity to help build a development and major gifts program for one of Kentucky’s most trusted and effective environmental law and advocacy organizations.

  • 29 Apr 2022

    EPA Meeting to Discuss the Proposed Steam Electric Rule 

    EPA will be meeting with community members to talk about ideas and strategies for limiting pollution from power plants, concerns from community members related to power plants or other sources of pollution, and more.

  • 29 Apr 2022

    KRC and Allies Score a Win for Bernheim and Bats

    The pipeline project that would cut through the Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is now on hold! Read more about this important delay and how it benefits endangered bats.

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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.