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Preliminary Comments on Net-Metering in Kentucky

In the matter of electronic consideration of the implementation of the net metering act, Kentucky Resources Council submits preliminary consideration for the solar energy net-metering issue in Kentucky.

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Sep,03 2019

Proposed Revisions to Kentucky's Oil and Gas Regulations

KRC comments on proposed revisions to Kentucky's oil and gas regulations. The Oil and Gas Workgroup,(KRC is a member) continues to develop consensus improvements in the regulation of the environmental impacts of oil and gas development in Kentucky.

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New Pipeline Regulations in Boyle County

On August 28, 2019, the Danville-Boyle County Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously passed the increased regulations, providing a safer community for Boyle County residents.

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Electronic Waste: Making the Case for E-Waste Recycling Programs

Despite the fact that almost all e-waste can be reused, refurbished, or recycled, only 20% is actually handled appropriately due in large part to the lack of regulation and recycling infrastructure.

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Ongoing Work to Protect Bernheim Forest in Bullitt County

In April 2019, LG&E, a utility company based in Louisville, Kentucky, announced the construction of a new natural gas transmission pipeline in Bullitt County. This pipeline was explained as necessary in order for LG&E to meet the growth in the area.

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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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KRC Director Interviewed by Herald-Leader on Coal Mines

Recently, the Herald-Leader reached out to KRC Director, Tom FitzGerald, concerning Kentucky's coal industry low compliance rates.

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Jun,14 2019

Endow Kentucky

To insure that KRC's advocacy and defense programs you have helped to create will last long into the future, we have opened an endowment fund with Blue Grass Community Foundation. Endowment funds are designed to provide annual financial support to or

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Annual Award for Lifetime Achievement in Environmental and Justice Advocacy to Be Named for Winnie Hepler

The Board of the Kentucky Resources Council, Inc. today established a new award to be bestowed annually on an individual whose life’s work has shown the dedication, selfless commitment to nature and others, and courage to speak against injustice.

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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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Kentucky Environmental Leadership Institute: Interest Survey

Kentucky Environmental Leadership Institute: Interest Survey

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2019 KRC Survey

The 2019 Kentucky Resources Council (KRC) Survey is out now. Share your opinions on the most pressing environmental issues and what resources KRC can provide.

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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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PETITION FILED TO PROTECT WATER SUPPLY SOURCES OF THE HISTORIC TOWNS OF BENHAM AND LYNCH FROM STRIP MINING

Four residents of Harlan County have petitioned to designate the historic districts of the towns Benham and Lynch, Kentucky, the viewshed of those districts, and the water sources of the towns as unsuitable for strip mining.

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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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