KENTUCKY RESOURCES COUNCIL INC

Frankfort, KY   |  www.kyrc.org

Mission

Kentucky Resources Council (KRC) is Kentucky's comprehensive statewide environmental monitoring, legal and strategic assistance organization. KRC promotes livable and healthy communities by encouraging and facilitating informed public involvement in environmental issues, and by utilizing administrative and legislative advocacy, litigation, and other tools to protect our built and natural communities from pollution and damage.  Every Kentuckian has a right to clean air, clean water, and land free of pollution.

Ruling year info

1982

Principal Officer

Tom J. FitzGerald

Main address

PO Box 1070

Frankfort, KY 40602 USA

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Formerly known as

Kentucky Rivers Coalition

EIN

31-1042931

NTEE code info

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (C05)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (C01)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Low and fixed-income individuals, families, and neighborhoods are typically the most vulnerable to environmental injustices and changes to energy policies. Many of their legal needs with respect to environmental health and justice issues go unmet, and legal services organizations typically do not handle environmental matters and only serve the most destitute clients. In addition, those with and without adequate resources to hire an environmental lawyer have a difficult time finding experienced counsel due to the complex nature of environmental law, the lack of practitioners representing citizens and community groups, and the inability for an attorney to recover damages in many cases. In addition, energy and environmental law is often highly technical and complex and most legal services organizations serving the poor do not have the capacity to take these types of cases.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Environmental and Community Defense

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.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people

For 35 years, KRC has provided 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 new Center for Environmental Policy, we will increase our focus on development of proactive policies and proposed laws and ordinances to promote healthy communities and a healthy environment in Kentucky.

Population(s) Served
Adults

In 2019, we will be establishing a formal training program to ensure that the next generation of litigators, environmental professionals, and community leaders are equipped with the resources to handle the toughest of environmental cases. We are working hard to develop and design training that meets the unique needs for two audiences: legal professionals and community members.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Environmental and Community Defense
Providing free legal assistance through our Environmental and Community Defense Program. We represent the public interest through the judicial system by providing legal representation of low-income individuals and groups in administrative and judicial cases involving significant local environmental impacts or policies of statewide or regional concern.

Center for Environmental Policy
Policy creation and advocacy through the Center for Environmental Policy. KRC works through and with the government -- local and state -- to ensure Best Practices in legislation and governance.

Kentucky Environmental Leadership Institute
Training the next generation of environmental defenders through the Kentucky Environmental Leadership Institute

How we listen

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Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve all people in Kentucky. We believe every Kentuckian has a right to clean air, clean water, and land free of pollution. We believe nature and natural resources should be protected from abuse and a healthy environment is essential for a sound economy. We are all stewards of our world, accountable to each other and to our children’s children, and all future generations, for the choices we make. We believe environmental and energy decisions and policies should be informed by humility, justice, and prudence and that public resources should not be taken for private gain or wasted.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Suggestion box/email, Comments accompany donations,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners, webpage,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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KENTUCKY RESOURCES COUNCIL INC

Board of directors
as of 4/28/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Joe Childers

Attorney

Betsy Bennett

Retired Attorney

Joe Childers

Attorney

Arnita Gadson

Louisville Environmental Quality Commission

Roger Shott

Retired Physician

Sarah Lynn Cunningham

Environmental Engineer

Jim Hays

Retired Biologist

Allison Brotzge-Elder

Corporate Communications

Larry Cook

Doctor

Roy Crawford

Retired Forensic and Mining Engineer

Lauren Heberle

U of L Center of Environmental Policy

Tim Heine

Physician

Adam Johnson

Lawyer

Hannah Weinstein

Market Researcher

Madison Carter

Louisville Park Supervisor

Jane Richards

Account Strategy

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

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Sexual orientation

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