KRC provides comprehensive research and analysis  on legislative bills and environmental issues of concern. During legislative sessions, we publish a weekly analysis, produced by our policy team, of bills we are supporting, opposing, and tracking, along with in-depth analysis of bills of particular concern.  We supplement these weekly postings and newsletters with action alerts.

Under the aegis of the Center for Environmental Policy, we focus on development of proactive policies and proposed laws and ordinances to promote healthy communities and a healthy environment in Kentucky.


  • 31 Mar 2021

    2021 Legislative Update: 9th Edition

    The Kentucky General Assembly reconvened March 29 and 30th for two final days and adjourned sine die (until January 2022 unless called into Special Session by the Governor before then) on March 30.

  • 29 Mar 2021

    2021 Legislative Update: Action Alert 4 on HB272

    Please email today and call Monday morning and ask Kentucky Representatives and Senators to "Let the veto of HB 272 stand." Take a minute to give yourself a hand, because you've done GREAT so far. Your calls and emails helped convince the Governor...

  • 19 Mar 2021

    2021 Legislative Update: Action Alert 3 on HB272

    House Bill 272 has gotten a lot of press because it allows small rural Water Districts and Water Associations to charge at 10% late fee on water bills, and prevents the Public Service Commission, which regulates them, from disallowing those late fees

January 30, 2020
Lawmakers push to ditch reformulated gas usage in Louisville
By Mark Vanderhoff, WLKY News
WLKY News interviwed KRC Director, Tom TomFitzGerald to discuss the House Joint Resolution 8 (Huff and others). This Joint Resolution would direct Energy and Environment Cabinet and the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District to determine the environmental benefits, related costs, and potential alternatives to the federal reformulated gasoline requirements currently imposed in Jefferson County and partial areas in Bullitt and Oldham Counties.
KRC supports periodic review of all measures contained in “State Implementation Plans” that have been adopted in order to control levels of ozone and other air pollutants, in order to assure that they remain cost-effective in terms of the levels of reduction achieved. KRC opposes any state mandate directing, as the General Assembly once did regarding vehicle testing, termination or removal of any program that is part of the state or Metro Louisville SIP. In testimony before the House Committee, KRC requested that in assessing the benefits of maintaining RFG, the health as well as environmental benefits be evaluated, since elevated ground-level ozone is associated with pulmonary and respiratory injury, particularly to sensitive populations. The sponsor agreed to that inclusion, and it was incorporated into the bill before the resolution as sent to the Senate on January 23 by the House.



"The utilities have decided that what is being fed into the grid should be devalued. They're doing this while at the same they're building overpriced solar arrays for the people who can neither afford or their house is not oriented in the proper fashion. So they're looking to push out of the market those who would more control over the energy future." - Tom FitzGerald, KRC Director

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