Center for Environmental Policy

KRC Joins 50 Environmental Groups Calling for Moratorium on Federal Coal Leasing

On behalf of our millions of members and supporters, we urge you to restore the 2016 moratorium on new federal coal leasing until the federal government can complete a thorough programmatic environmental impact review of the federal coal leasing.

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Spring 2019 Legislative Wrap Up: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Read more about the bills and resolutions that KRC supported and opposed during the 2019 General Assembly Regular Session, and the outcomes of those bills and resolutions.

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2019 General Assembly: Bills We're Watching: The Final Edition

Read about the final disposition of bills that KRC supported, opposed, and tracked during the 2019 General Assembly Regular Session, which ended March 28.

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2019 General Assembly: Bills We're Watching: 7th Edition

This list profiles the environmental, conservation, consumer and general government bills that the Kentucky Resources Council is supporting, opposing, and tracking during the 2019 General Assembly Regular Session, complete through March 14th.

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2019 General Assembly: Bills We're Watching: 6th Edition

A profile of the environmental, conservation, consumer and general government bills that the Kentucky Resources Council is supporting, opposing, and tracking during the 2019 General Assembly Regular Session, complete through March 7, 2019

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House Bill 420 Requires Cabinet To Deny Public Access To Radon Information

HB 420, sponsored by Rep. Adam Bowling, would revise laws governing radon contractor certification. A Committee Substitute added language deny public access to agency records regarding radon measurement, jeopardizing public health.

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2019 General Assembly: Bills We're Watching: 5th Edition

This list profiles the environmental, conservation, consumer and general government bills that the Kentucky Resources Council is supporting, opposing, and tracking during the 2019 General Assembly complete through end of day March 1, 2019.

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HB 199 Would Create a Framework for Plugging 14,000 Abandoned Oil and Gas Wells Across the State

Over the past 5 years, a working group comprised of oil and gas operators, landowner representatives, agency officials, and the Kentucky Resources Council, have developed several bills that have modernized regulation of oil and gas operations.

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Kentucky American Water Company's SB 163 is Unfair to Ratepayers - KRC Provides Extensive Comments Opposing the Bill

SB 163 would allow Kentucky-American Water Company to overvalue water systems it acquires and use that overvaluation to justify rate increases. KRC provided an extensive analysis as to why SB 163 is a bad deal for ratepayers.

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KRC's Director Testifies Against SB 2

SB 2 allows a state agency or the General Assembly when sued to request, without any basis or reason, a change of venue that would be determined by a random lottery. KRC director, Tom FitzGerald, testified against the bill.

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Amendment to SB 100 Addresses Most Concerns with the Latest Utility Industry Effort to Kill Rooftop Solar

The original version of SB 100 was a utility-crafted bill intended to end the net metering of electricity and corner the market on the sun. House Floor Amendment 1 address most of KRC's concerns with the original bill.

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2019 General Assembly: Bills We're Watching: 4th Edition

Read more about the environmental, consumer and general government bills that the Kentucky Resources Council is supporting, opposing, and tracking during the 2019 General Assembly Regular Session, complete through end of day February 22, 2019.

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2019 General Assembly: Bills We're Watching: 2nd Edition

These are the bills and resolutions that the Kentucky Resources Council is supporting, opposing, and tracking during the 2019 General Assembly Regular Session, complete through end of legislative day February 8, 2019.

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2019 General Assembly: Bills We're Watching: 1st Edition

These are the bills and resolutions we're tracking in the 2019 Legislative Session

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The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly: A Wrap-Up of the 2018 General Assembly Regular Session

Each year, we provide a brief wrap-up of the significant bills that the Council supported or opposed during the General Assembly's Regular Sessions, and the outcome of those bills and resolutions.

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Kentucky Senate Should Reject Proposed Amendment Allowing Limits On Recovery Of Damages For Pain and Suffering

Kentucky Senate Should Reject Proposed Amendment Allowing Limits On Recovery Of Damages For Pain and Suffering

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Constitutional Amendment Giving Legislative Committee Veto Power Over Regulations Is A Solution in Search of a Problem

Constitutional Amendment Giving Legislative Committee Veto Power Over Regulations Is A Solution in Search of a Problem

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KRC Director Testifies On Bill Completing Deregulation of AT&T and Windstream Phone Services

KRC Director Testifies On Bill Completing Deregulation of AT&T and Windstream Phone Services

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House Bill 72, The Anti-Neighbor Zoning Appeal Bond Bill, Moved To Senate State Government Committee.

House Bill 72, The Anti-Neighbor Zoning Appeal Bond Bill, Moved To Senate State Government Committee.

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KRC Testifies Before Senate Committee On AT&T's Bill Completing Deregulation Of Basic Phone Service

KRC Testifies Before Senate Committee On AT&T's Bill Completing Deregulation Of Basic Phone Service

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KRC Opposes Bill That Would Require Appeal Bond As A Condition Of Appealing Rezoning Decision

KRC Opposes Bill That Would Require Appeal Bond As A Condition Of Appealing Rezoning Decision

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KRC Opposes Proposed Constitutional Amendment Giving Legislative Committees Veto Power Over Regulations

KRC Opposes Proposed Constitutional Amendment Giving Legislative Committees Veto Power Over Regulations

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2016 General Assembly Regular Session: Bills We'll Be Watching: Second Edition!

2016 General Assembly Regular Session: Bills We'll Be Watching: Second Edition!

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2015 General Assembly Regular Session: Bills We're Watching - 4th Edition

This year is a short session, and began on January 6, 2015, recessed until February 3, 2015, and is back in session with a scheduled adjournment of March 24, 2015. There remain 17 Legislative Days left in this short session...

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2015 General Assembly Regular Session: Bills We're Watching - 4th Edition

This year is a short session, and began on January 6, 2015, recessed until February 3, 2015, and is back in session with a scheduled adjournment of March 24, 2015. There remain 17 Legislative Days left in this short session...

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HOUSE BILL 240 WOULD IMPOSE AN UNCONSTITUTIONAL FINANCIAL BARRIER TO ACCESS TO THE COURT OF APPEALS FOR REVIEW OF ZONING DECISIONS

HOUSE BILL 240 WOULD IMPOSE AN UNCONSTITUTIONAL FINANCIAL BARRIER TO ACCESS TO THE COURT OF APPEALS FOR REVIEW OF ZONING DECISIONS

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2015 General Assembly Regular Session: Bills We're Watching - 4th Edition

This year is a short session, and began on January 6, 2015, recessed until February 3, 2015, and is back in session with a scheduled adjournment of March 24, 2015. There remain 17 Legislative Days left in this short session...

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KRC Director Testifies Against Proposed Constitutional Amendment Allowing Legislative Committees To Veto Administrative Regulations

KRC Director Testifies Against Proposed Constitutional Amendment Allowing Legislative Committees To Veto Administrative Regulations

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KRC Presents Testimony To House Committee In Opposition To SB 99 Phone Deregulation Bill

KRC Presents Testimony To House Committee In Opposition To SB 99 Phone Deregulation Bill

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SB 99 Ends Public Service Commission Power Over Consumer Complaints In Many Kentucky Cities

SB 99 Ends Public Service Commission Power Over Consumer Complaints In Many Kentucky Cities

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KRC Expresses Concerns With Bill Stripping Public Service Commission of Power To Determine Value Of Acquired Utility Water And Sewer Assets

KRC Expresses Concerns With Bill Stripping Public Service Commission of Power To Determine Value Of Acquired Utility Water And Sewer Assets

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2014 AT&T Draft Bill Fails To Assure Continued Access To Reliable Basic Phone Service For All Kentuckians

2014 AT&T Draft Bill Fails To Assure Continued Access To Reliable Basic Phone Service For All Kentuckians

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Governor Beshear Should Add Regulation of Natural Gas Liquids Pipeline Siting, and Condemnation Power of Non-Utility Pipelines, To August 19 Special Session Call

Governor Beshear Should Add Regulation of Natural Gas Liquids Pipeline Siting, and Condemnation Power of Non-Utility Pipelines, To August 19 Special Session Call

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SB 88 NOT LIKELY TO MATERIALLY INCREASE AT&T’s CAPITAL SPENDING IN KENTUCKY ABOVE PAST LEVELS

SB 88 NOT LIKELY TO MATERIALLY INCREASE AT&T’s CAPITAL SPENDING IN KENTUCKY ABOVE PAST LEVELS

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KRC Joins State Chamber, Kentucky Association of Manufacturers In Expressing Concern Over HB 211

KRC Joins State Chamber, Kentucky Association of Manufacturers In Expressing Concern Over HB 211

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Bill Exempting Strip Mining In Streams From Mine Permitting If Done For "Farm Purposes" Could Be Bad For The Environment And Farmers

Bill Exempting Strip Mining In Streams From Mine Permitting If Done For "Farm Purposes" Could Be Bad For The Environment And Farmers

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House Bill 165 Would Allow Mining of Noncoal Minerals in Streams Without A Permit If Done For "Farm Purposes"

House Bill 165 Would Allow Mining of Noncoal Minerals in Streams Without A Permit If Done For "Farm Purposes"

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SB 88 = Less Reliable, Less Functional Home Phone Service For Rural Kentucky

Unfortunately, this has not been a helpful conversation.I'm disappointed since this is the second time I've had to reach out to customer service on this matter and the first time I was given wrong information and the second time, I was told that I co

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AT&T Proposal To Deregulate Basic Phone Service Could Hurt Rural, Low- and Fixed-Income Kentuckians

AT&T Proposal To Deregulate Basic Phone Service Could Hurt Rural, Low- and Fixed-Income Kentuckians

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House Bill 110 Would Disallow Use Of Fuel Adjustment Clause For Baseload Gas-Fired Electric Utilities; Creating Inequities And Higher Costs For Ratepayers

House Bill 110 Would Disallow Use Of Fuel Adjustment Clause For Baseload Gas-Fired Electric Utilities; Creating Inequities And Higher Costs For Ratepayers

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2012: KRC Recaps "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly" from the General Assembly Regular Session

2012: KRC Recaps "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly" from the General Assembly Regular Session

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SB 135: Why is Deregulating Basic Telephone Service Bad for Kentucky's Phone Customers?

SB 135: Why is Deregulating Basic Telephone Service Bad for Kentucky's Phone Customers?

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SB 135 May Adversely Affect Basic Phone Service

Council Expresses Concern That SB 135 May Adversely Affect Basic Phone Service For Rural, Low- and Fixed- Income Kentuckians

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The 2012 General Assembly Regular Session: Bills We're Watching: The Prefiled Edition

The 2012 General Assembly Regular Session: Bills We're Watching: The Prefiled Edition

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Bill Creating Legal Framework For Management of Carbon Sequestration Passes House Committee

Bill Creating Legal Framework For Management of Carbon Sequestration Passes House Committee

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KRC Expresses Concerns Regarding House Bill 1 Creating a "Right" To Hunt, Fish and Harvest Wildlife

KRC Expresses Concerns Regarding House Bill 1 Creating a "Right" To Hunt, Fish and Harvest Wildlife

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Senate Bill Would Allow Taking Of Private Property For Private Use By CO2 Pipeline Company

Senate Bill Would Allow Taking Of Private Property For Private Use By CO2 Pipeline Company

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House Education Committee Approves Bill Requiring Consideration of Air Quality In Limiting Outdoor School Sports Activities

House Education Committee Approves Bill Requiring Consideration of Air Quality In Limiting Outdoor School Sports Activities

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KRC Opposes Bill Excusing Nuclear Industry From Responsibility For Disposal of High-Level Rad Wastes

KRC believes that prior to development of any new nuclear power plants, a strategy for permanent disposal of the wastes should be in place. The indefinite storage of high-level wastes at nuclear plants in pools and dry cask storage presents...

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White Paper On A Possible "House Bill 3" Melding Energy Efficiency and Job Creation, Is Posted

White Paper On A Possible "House Bill 3" Melding Energy Efficiency and Job Creation, Is Posted

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2008 REGULAR SESSION: Bills We're Watching: Week Thirteen ? 1,030 Bills, 505 Resolutions, only 2 Legislative Days To Go!

2008 REGULAR SESSION: Bills We're Watching: Week Thirteen ? 1,030 Bills, 505 Resolutions, only 2 Legislative Days To Go!

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2008 REGULAR SESSION: Bills We're Watching: Week Eleven ? 1,030 Bills, 437 Resolutions, only 9 Legislative Days To Go!

2008 REGULAR SESSION: Bills We're Watching: Week Eleven ? 1,030 Bills, 437 Resolutions, only 9 Legislative Days To Go!

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2008 REGULAR SESSION: Bills We're Watching: Week Ten ? 1,030 Bills, 410 Resolutions, only 14 Legislative Days To Go!

2008 REGULAR SESSION: Bills We're Watching: Week Ten 1,030 Bills, 410 Resolutions, only 14 Legislative Days To Go!

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2008 REGULAR SESSION: Bills We're Watching: Week Nine ? 1,030 Bills, 396 Resolutions, only 19 Legislative Days To Go!

2008 REGULAR SESSION: Bills We're Watching: Week Nine ? 1,030 Bills, 396 Resolutions, only 19 Legislative Days To Go!

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Alternative Language On HB 233 Encourages Manufacturers to Design Containers With Recycling In Mind

Alternative Language On HB 233 Encourages Manufacturers to Design Containers With Recycling In Mind

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2008 REGULAR SESSION: Bills We're Watching: Week Six - 720 Bills, 269 Resolutions, 32 Legislative Days To Go!

2008 REGULAR SESSION: Bills We're Watching: Week Six - 720 Bills, 269 Resolutions, 32 Legislative Days To Go!

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KRC Urges House Committee to Reject Bill That Could Damage Plastics Recycling Efforts in Kentucky

KRC Urges House Committee to Reject Bill That Could Damage Plastics Recycling Efforts in Kentucky

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2008 REGULAR SESSION: Bills We're Watching: Week Five - 635 Bills, 220 Resolutions, 37 Legislative Days To Go!

2008 REGULAR SESSION: Bills We're Watching: Week Five - 635 Bills, 220 Resolutions, 37 Legislative Days To Go!

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2008 REGULAR SESSION: Bills We're Watching: Week Four - 574 Bills, 186 Resolutions, 42 Legislative Days To Go!

2008 REGULAR SESSION: Bills We're Watching: Week Four - 574 Bills, 186 Resolutions, 42 Legislative Days To Go!

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2008 REGULAR SESSION: Bills We're Watching: Week Two, 426 Bills, 106 Resolutions And Counting

2008 REGULAR SESSION: Bills We're Watching: Week Two, 426 Bills, 106 Resolutions And Counting

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Update #6: Bills We're Tracking During the 2006 General Assembly Regular Session

Update #6: Bills We're Tracking During the 2006 General Assembly Regular Session

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2007 REGULAR SESSION: Bills We're Tracking: Update #5 (Complete Through March 2, 2007)

2007 REGULAR SESSION: Bills We're Tracking: Update #5 (Complete Through March 2, 2007)

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Transportation Cabinet Denial Of Public Access To Permit Applications Challenged

Transportation Cabinet Denial Of Public Access To Permit Applications Challenged

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2006 REGULAR SESSION: Bills We're Watching Update #16: Complete through 4-06-06

2006 REGULAR SESSION: Bills We're Watching Update #16: Complete through 4-06-06

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2006 REGULAR SESSION: Bills We're Watching - 15th Legislative Update, Complete Through March 31, 2006

2006 REGULAR SESSION: Bills We're Watching - 15th Legislative Update, Complete Through March 31, 2006

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2016 Kentucky General Assembly In Regular Session: Bills We're Tracking - The Prefiled Edition

2016 Kentucky General Assembly In Regular Session: Bills We're Tracking - The Prefiled Edition

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The Latest on The Oil & Gas Bill: HB 458

The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee will have a clear choice to make tomorrow -- vote for HB 458 and trample local government's ability to protect their citizens from harms while doing nothing to at the state level.

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Governor signed House Bill 618 to terminate the Jefferson County Vehicle Emissions Testing Program

Governor signed House Bill 618 to terminate the Jefferson County Vehicle Emissions Testing Program

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2002 REGULAR SESSION: 1,169 bills, 415 resolutions, and 18 legislative days to go.

2002 REGULAR SESSION: 1,169 bills, 415 resolutions, and 18 legislative days to go.

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Click Here to See All The Committee Assignments, and to Learn How to Fax, Call, or Email Your Legislator

Click Here to See All The Committee Assignments, and to Learn How to Fax, Call, or Email Your Legislator

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2002 REGULAR SESSION: 979 bills, 291 resolutions, and 28 legislative days to go.

2002 REGULAR SESSION: 979 bills, 291 resolutions, and 28 legislative days to go.

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Legislative Update: 2002 REGULAR SESSION: 894 bills, 244 resolutions, and 32 legislative days to go.

Legislative Update: 2002 REGULAR SESSION: 894 bills, 244 resolutions, and 32 legislative days to go.

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2002 REGULAR SESSION: 816 bills, 208 resolutions, and 37 legislative days to go.

2002 REGULAR SESSION: 816 bills, 208 resolutions, and 37 legislative days to go.

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