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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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Protecting Benham and Lynch from Expanded Mining

A petition to designate the historic districts within the cities of Benham and Lynch Kentucky and the viewshed from those districts, and the watersheds that provide the water supply for the towns as areas unsuitable for mining has been drafted by KRC

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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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