Recent News

Oct,15 2020

Issues in Water and Energy Security

KRC Director, Tom FitzGerald, delivers Issues in Water and Energy Security at the 2020 Governor's Conference on Energy and the Environment.

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Oct,14 2020

Kentucky Heartwood Files Formal Objection to South Red Bird Project

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.

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KRC Partners on Call to Comprehensive Long-Term Flood Damage Reduction

56 conservation, civic, and faith organizations and businesses commented on the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement to work on flood damage reduction solutions.

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Oct,01 2020

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.

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Remembering A "Catalyst For Good"

Remembering A "Catalyst For Good" All of us at the Kentucky Resources Council join the many friends and the family of Judy Nichols in mourning her passing and celebrating her life and works. 

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Remembering Mary Margaret Mulvihill

We at the Kentucky Resources Council join family and friends in mourning the passing and celebrating the remarkable life of Mary Margaret Mulvihill, who died August 25, 2020.

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Aug,27 2020

KRC Supports Clean Water

KRC was honored to be a signatory to a letter to United States Senators and Representatives highlighting water quality concerns and priorities of conservation organizations regarding the comprehensive water resources legislation pending.

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Aug,25 2020

KRC Comments on a Proposed Limestone Quarry

When KRC heard the concerns and received requests for assistance from a number of residents of Robertson County regarding a proposed limestone quarry that would be located adjacent to Indian Run, a tributary of the Licking River, KRC responded.

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Aug,20 2020

Model Ordinance: Kentucky Model Solar Zoning Ordinance

In response to the increasing interest in the development of solar energy resources in Kentucky, the Kentucky Resources Council has developed this Model Solar Zoning Ordinance to assist localities in adopting provisions to regulate the siting of sola

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Remembering Bob Logan

The Board and staff of the Kentucky Resources Council, and Fitz join with the family of Bob Logan in mourning his death at age 70 on Sunday, July 26, 2020, and in celebrating the life and enduring legacy that Bob leaves with us all.

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Jul,29 2020

Relationship of local zoning and planning to Kentucky State Board On Electric Generation And Transmission Siting

With the recent increase in interest in siting utility-scale solar arrays in Kentucky, many communities with planning and zoning are considering adoption of specific provisions in zoning codes to address siting of solar arrays.

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Jul,03 2020

Kentucky Supreme Court accepts KRC's "Friend of the Court" brief in solid waste planning case.

KRC authored a "friend of the court" brief in the pending case of Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government Waste Management District et al. v. Jefferson County League of Cities, et. al. to provide the Supreme Court with additional information.

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Jun,22 2020

The Fight To Assure Fair Representation For Low-Income Advocates In Utility Rate Cases Continues

The Circuit Court had determined that the Public Service Commission (PSC) acted arbitrarily when it denied requests from the Metropolitan Housing Coalition, Association of Community Ministries, Sierra Club, and Community Action Council, to intervene

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Jun,18 2020

Coalfield Advocates Oppose Federal Rule Reducing Federal Oversight of State Regulation of Coal Mining Operations

We fight to protect the land and people of our nation’s coalfields from environmental harm associated with surface coal mining operations. Read the comments in opposition to a proposed rule that would reduce federal oversight on coal mining operation

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Planning, Zoning and Hazardous Liquids Pipelines

What are the applicable state and federal laws concerning hazardous liquid pipelines? Make informed decision in planning and zoning to help keep communities safe.

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KRC Opposes Proposed EPA Rule to Weaken Standards On Coal Combustion Residuals

KRC was proud to join 73 other organizations in commenting in opposition to a proposed EPA rulemaking that would weaken environmental protections associated with the management of coal combustion residuals from coal-fired power plants. 

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2020 General Assembly In Retrospect: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

As we have for each legislative session since 1984, we look back on the bills that KRC supported and opposed during the recently ended 2020 General Assembly Regular Session. With apologies to Clint Eastwood, here is The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.

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Illegal Selling of Daniel Boone National Forest Trees

After surveying hundreds of acres Kentucky Heartwood found that the Forest Service marked and sold an estimated 13,163 more trees than what was approved in the 2017 project decision.

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2020 General Assembly: Bills We're Watching: The 14th Edition!

This list profiles the environmental, conservation, consumer and general government bills that the Kentucky Resources Council supported, opposed, and tracked during the 2020 General Assembly Regular Session, complete through adjournment sine die.

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Request for Extension of Commenting Period during COVID-19 Pandemic

Kentucky Resources Council signed on with 79 other organizations to request from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) an extension of all commenting periods and postponement of public hearings amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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