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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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2024 Legislative Update 2

KRC's Legislative Update #2, complete through end of day January 12, 2024

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Aug,21 2023

Kentucky Is Ready to Close Aging Fossil Fuel Plants

Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) is opening a public hearing on LG&E/KU's request to retire 4 coal-fired electric generating units and 3 natural gas units, and to replace them with 2 solar facilities and 1 battery storage facility.

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Jun,06 2023

Endow Kentucky Tax Credit

Act now to take advantage of the Endow Kentucky Tax Credit. Gifts to endowed charitable funds (like ours!) are eligible for up to 20% in state tax credits.

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May,26 2023

In response to U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Sackett v. EPA:

KRC responds to U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Sackett v. EPA: stating the decision "represents a disappointing setback for the decades-long national effort to restore, protect, and maintain water quality"

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Mar,20 2023

2023 Legislative Update #7

We at the Council are continuing to track environmental, conservation, consumer, energy, and general government bills and resolutions. We also publish this notice on our website weekly throughout the Session with updates on the bills...

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Mar,13 2023

2023 Legislative Update #6

There's only 6 legislative days remaining in the 2023 General Assembly and there are bills that need YOUR voice. Call today to oppose SB 226 and HB 4.

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Mar,11 2023

2023 Action Alert #3

Please act this weekend. Without your voice of opposition this bill could be voted on by the house early next week!

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Mar,10 2023

SB 213 - Assure Land Application of Sludge Doesn't Result in Contaminated Crops

SB 213 seeks to bring together the parties on an issue and to find a workable process for agency review and decisions on requests for approval to land apply municipal sewage sludges.

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Mar,10 2023

SB 226 - Weakening Protections for Endangered Species & Water Quality

SB 2 bill interferes substantially with the Cabinet’s ability to properly apply the state water quality standards when writing permits for discharges into waters with federally protected species.

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Mar,10 2023

SB245 - Ensure Affordable Utility Rates for Kentuckians

SB245 would allow significant expenditures for various capital projects with little to no meaningful PSC scrutiny.

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Mar,04 2023

2023 Legislative Alert #5

The 2023 General Assembly is underway! We at the Council are once again tracking environmental, conservation, consumer, energy, and general government bills and resolutions. We will publish this notice on our website weekly throughout the Session...

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Mar,03 2023

Action Alert - SB4, SB226, & HB4

ACTION ALERT! Act Today To Protect Kentucky Landowners, Utility Ratepayers, and Our Rivers & Streams Call 1-800-372-7181 and leave a message for your legislators.

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Mar,02 2023

2023 Testimony on SB226

SB226 would significantly interfere with protection of streams with federally-protected Threatened and Endangered Species by preventing Kentucky from properly applying its water quality standards when permitting discharges into streams cont

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Mar,02 2023

2023 Testimony on HB40

Tom FitzGerald, lobbyist for the Kentucky Resources Council provides testimony in opposition to HB40, and to ask that you not advance the bill to the floor in Kentucky General Assembly 2023.

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Feb,27 2023

2023 Testimony on HB4

There are two bases for our opposition – (1) the lack of need for the bill, (2) the constitutional problems with the attempt to delegate legislative and judicial authority to the Office of the Attorney General, and the incursion...

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Feb,24 2023

2023 Action Alert - HB4

Please Ask Your Senator - Improve HB 4 To Protect Landowners during the 2023 General Assembly.

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Feb,24 2023

2023 Legislative Update #4

The 2023 General Assembly is underway and we at the Kentucky Resources Council are once again tracking environmental, conservation, consumer, energy, and general government bills and resolutions. We will publish this notice on our website weekly.

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Feb,17 2023

2023 Legislative Update #3

The 2023 General Assembly is underway! We at the Council are once again tracking environmental, conservation, consumer, energy, and general government bills and resolutions. We will publish this notice on our website weekly throughout the Session wit

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2023 Legislative Update #2

KRC'S 2nd Legislative Update for the 2023 General Assembly looks out the most pressing environmental, energy, and public health bills.

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