Environmental Justice

KRC Opposes Bill Criminalizing Citizen And Agency Pollution Monitoring

KRC presented testimony on February 13 against SB 16, which would make criminal the taking of photos or collecting of evidence by neighbors and government inspectors, of possible violations at food factories and animal feedlots.

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KRC Comments On Proposed Air Permit For New Natural Gas Unit At LGE Mill Creek Location

In comments to the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District, KRC called for tighter air pollution monitoring, recordkeeping, and consideration of environmental justice concerns regarding air permit for new LG&E gas power plant at Mill Creek.

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KRC Opposes Biosolids Regulations Proposed By Cabinet

In response to a 2023 bill adopted by the Kentucky General Assembly, the Energy and Environment Cabinet proposed a weak regulatory framework for land application of sewage sludges. KRC is opposing that effort.

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KRC Partners to Request Toxic PFAS a Remain a Priority in FY2021

KRC joined with over 80 other organizations across the Nation in calling on the leadership of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to continue to make addressing toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)...

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Jul,10 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.

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Land Use, the Land Ethic, and the 50-Year Farm Bill

We have seen a significant expansion, since 1970, of federal laws and programs, and corresponding state and local programs, directed at pollution control, air, water, coal mining, drinking water, and other statutes and programs.

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KRC Expresses Concern With Bills Allowing Aluminum Smelters To Bypass Their Electric Generation Utility

KRC Expresses Concern With Bills Allowing Aluminum Smelters To Bypass Their Electric Generation Utility

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The Council Comments On Revisions To Public Service Commission Regulations

The Council Comments On Revisions To Public Service Commission Regulations

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KRC Comments On Proposed Reissuance Of Coal General Water Discharge Permit

KRC Comments On Proposed Reissuance Of Coal General Water Discharge Permit

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EPA's Nondiscrimination Regulations Apply to All Kentucky Permitting Actions

EPA's Nondiscrimination Regulations Apply to All Kentucky Permitting Actions

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Nugent Case Underscores Weakness In State Regulation of Non-Coal Mining

Nugent Case Underscores Weakness In State Regulation of Non-Coal Mining

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