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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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On COVID-19

Kentucky Resources Council staff, along with its fellow Kentuckians, are working hard while being healthy at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are here for all of you and we are more dedicated than ever to protect Kentucky's environment.

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2020 General Assembly: Bills We're Watching: The 13th Edition!

This list profiles the environmental, conservation, consumer and general government bills that the Kentucky Resources Council is supporting, opposing, and tracking during the 2020 General Assembly Regular Session, complete through April 1, 2020.

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2020 General Assembly: Bills We're Watching: The 12th Edition!

This list profiles the environmental, conservation, consumer and general government bills that the Kentucky Resources Council is supporting, opposing, and tracking during the 2020 General Assembly Regular Session, complete through March 27.

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2020 General Assembly: Bills We're Watching: The 11th Edition!

Read about the environmental, conservation, consumer and general government bills that the Kentucky Resources Council is supporting, opposing, and tracking during the 2020 General Assembly Regular Session, complete through March 19th, 2020.

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KRC Joins In Call To Withdraw Regulations Weakening NEPA

KRC was proud to join with 330 other conservation, health, and justice organizations in calling for withdrawal of regulations that would weaken the National Environmental Policy Act.

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

This list profiles the environmental, conservation, consumer and general government bills that the Kentucky Resources Council is supporting, opposing, and tracking during the 2020 General Assembly Regular Session.

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

Every week, KRC profiles the environmental, conservation, consumer and general government bills that the Kentucky Resources Council is supporting, opposing, and tracking during the 2020 General Assembly Regular Session. Current through March 6.

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

This list profiles the environmental, conservation, consumer and general government bills that the Kentucky Resources Council is supporting, opposing, and tracking during the 2020 General Assembly Regular Session, complete through February 28th.

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

Read more about the environmental, conservation, consumer and general government bills that the Kentucky Resources Council is supporting, opposing, and tracking during the 2020 General Assembly Regular Session.

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

This list profiles the environmental, conservation, consumer and general government bills that the Kentucky Resources Council is supporting, opposing, and tracking during the 2020 General Assembly Regular Session, complete through February 14, 2020.

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Remembering Marty Solomon

We pause in remembrance of Marty Solomon, friend and advisor to the Council.

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