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.

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.

KRC is on its 4th decade of defending of Kentucky environment.
We work to hold government agencies and polluters accountable. 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.
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Are you looking for assistance on an environmental abuse issue happening within Kentucky?
Begin by completing the assistance request form.
Guidelines for Assistance Request Form
  • Please be aware the information you submit to KRC does not create an attorney-client relationship, nor does completing a legal assistance request form constitute an agreement to represent you.
  • Any information submitted through this legal assistance request form will not be treated as confidential or privileged attorney-client communication.
  • You are not a client of KRC until KRC provides you with an engagement letter and you return the specific engagement letter with your signature. 
  • If you already have legal representation, talk to your lawyer and request that they speak directly to KRC on your behalf.
  • If you are facing an immediate deadline, you should continue to seek legal assistance from other providers while KRC reviews your request. It may be as  long as 2-3 weeks before a decision may be made on your request.
If you have questions, please contact us at intake@kyrc.org or 502-875-2428. 


We imagine a Kentucky where the air is clean, the water safe, and where nature and natural resources are safeguarded and not abused.