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Apr,29 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.

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Apr,29 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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2022 Legislative Update #14

The final disposition of bills and resolution on which KRC took a position is here. Note that for several bills that were passed April 13 or 14th for the first time, they may be subject to veto during the next ten days.

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Mar,27 2022

2022 Legislative Update #10

The 2022 General Assembly has begun and we at the Kentucky Resources Council are once again tracking environmental, conservation, consumer, energy, and general government bills and resolutions.

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Mar,27 2022

2022 Legislative Update #9

This year is a “long” 60-legislative day session and began on January 4, 2022, with an anticipated final day on April 14, 2022. The General Assembly will not be in session on these dates: February 21, March 14, 21, and 28th.

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Mar,27 2022

2022 Legislative Update #8

The 2022 General Assembly has begun and we at the Kentucky Resources Council are once again tracking environmental, conservation, consumer, energy, and general government bills and resolutions.

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Feb,25 2022

2022 Legislative Update: #7

Kentucky Resources Council is once again tracking environmental, conservation, consumer, energy, and general government bills and resolutions during the 2022 General Assembly.

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2022 Legislative Update #5

This year is a “long” 60-legislative day session and began on January 4, 2022, with an anticipated final day on April 14, 2022. The General Assembly will not be in session on these dates: February 21, March 14, 21, and 28th.

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Feb,04 2022

2022 Legislative Update #4

There are only 38 days remaining in the 2022 Regular Session. Catch up on the environmental, energy, and public health bills we're supporting and opposing and then make a plan to contact your legislator!

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Jan,28 2022

2022 Legislative Update: #3

There are 42 days remaining in the 2022 session! You can read now the environmental, energy, and public health bills we're tracking through our third legislative update.

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Jan,26 2022

Action Alert: Ask to Oppose HB341

HB 341 threatens higher utility costs for residential, commercial, and industrial customers, and threatens to damage economic development and job creation due to increased rates and charges.

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Jan,23 2022

2022 Legislative Update #2

Find the bills we're tracking. This summary is complete through end of legislative day 13, January 21, 2022. There are 47 legislative days remaining in the 2022 Regular Session.

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Jan,21 2022

2022 Legislative Update: The First Edition

The 2022 General Assembly has begun KRC is once again tracking environmental, conservation, consumer, energy, and general government bills and resolutions.

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Jan,06 2022

Fighting for Increased Mining Operations Oversight

KRC represents Citizens Coal Council, Appalachian Voices, and the Sierra Club in U.S. District Court in a federal court challenge to the Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation, and Enforcement’s (OSMRE) revised Ten-Day Notice Rule.

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Oct,08 2021

Kentucky Resources Council Welcomes Ashley Wilmes as New Director

The Board and staff of the Kentucky Resources Council are pleased to announce the hiring of Ashley Wilmes as the new Director of the Council, effective October 1, 2021. Tom FitzGerald, better known as “Fitz,” Director of the Council for 37 years...

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Jun,09 2021

Endow Kentucky 2021

Beginning July 1 your gift to our endowment fund, the Kentucky Resources Foundation, can be rewarded with a great tax incentive: the Endow Kentucky Tax Credit.

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May,21 2021

KRC Director to Participate in Net Metering Webinar

Learn about the New Net Metering Rates for Kentucky Power Company following the recent order from the PSC on net metering! Webinar is June 3 with KYSES.

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May,12 2021

KRC Supports Implementation Guidance for the Water Resources Development Act

The undersigned 74 conservation, faith, civic, social justice, and recreation organizations appreciate the opportunity to comment on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) implementation guidance (Guidance) for the Water Resources Development Act..

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May,11 2021

KRC Supports Whistleblower Protections

Government Accountability Project and the undersigned 264 organizations write to support freedom of speech protections for whistleblowers who strengthen our nation’s democracy, challenge abuses of power that betray the public trust, and catalyze...

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