KRC's Environmental & Community Defense program provides free legal assistance and representation to those living downwind, downstream, and downhill of environmental problems. KRC provides individual representation to those who cannot afford or find representation on a range of environmental and energy-related issues. KRC also works programmatically through litigation, administrative advocacy, and legislative lobbying, to improve the quality of life for Kentuckians and to assure that those who pollute our air, land, or water are held to account.
The Kentucky Resources Council (KRC) is the only statewide organization in the Commonwealth providing legal, technical, and strategic assistance, without charge, to individuals and communities on environmental and energy issues. For 35 years, KRC has worked to hold government agencies and polluters accountable to the rules, and we provide legal representation at no cost to those who have nowhere else to turn when their lives and communities are impacted by environmental abuses.
Liz Edmondson, Staff Attorney
Liz Edmondson is KRC's staff attorney and works in all aspects of the organization's litigation and policy advocacy programs to ensure the protection of Kentucky's natural resources and communities. She has over a decade of experience working in energy and environmental law and policy in the non-profit sector, private practice, and with state and federal government officials.
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.
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.
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.