Public Listening Sessions on Oil and Gas Development
- July 23: The Center for Rural Development in Somerset
- July 30: Hazard Community & Technical College
More information on KCC’s Natural Gas page HERE.
KCC has sample talking points if you need HERE. If you are interested in staying engaged on progress, please sign up for KCC’s updates HERE. If you are planning on attending an in-person meeting, we’d love to know. Link HERE. We may also be able to direct you to any carpools.
Interim Joint Legislative Committees: What’s Happening:
The 2015 Interim Joint Committees are currently holding
monthly meetings from June 1 to December 1, 2015.
- Agriculture: Second Wednesday
- Appropriations & Revenue: Fourth Thursday
- Banking & Insurance: Fourth Tuesday
- Education: Second Monday
- Energy: Third Friday
- Health & Welfare: Third Wednesday
- Labor & Industry: Third Thursday
- Licensing and Occupations: Second Friday
- Local Government: Fourth Wednesday
- State Government: Fourth Wednesday
- Transportation: First Tuesday
- Natural Resources & Environment: First Thursday
- Veterans, Military & Pub. Protection.: Second Thursday
OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS
Pope Francis Encyclical on Climate Change HERE
Download our full 2015 Legislative Session Review- Click Here
LEGISLATIVE SESSION WRAP-UP WEBINAR
Thanks to all who attended our recap of environmental issues during the legislative session.
You can find our full presentation at the link above.
Please contact your legislator or legislative committees regarding the bills below at 1-800-372-7181
(OR you can also Email your legislator via the Legislative Research Commission website at http://www.lrc.ky.gov)
SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR! (KCC “STRONG SUPPORT” BILLS)
- HB 312 Addresses stray equine and cattle (an issue on mountaintop mining sites). THANK Reps. McKee, Short, Crimm, Harris, Howard, M. King, Palumbo, Schamore, Westrom.
- HB100 Creates Energy Project Assessment Districts, which promotes efficient use of energy and water resources. THANK Reps. Kay, Gooch, Meeks, Richards.
SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR (KCC “SUPPORT” BILL)
- SB 186 Addressing oil and gas production and reclamation (fracking protections).
- HB 276 Addressing loans made by the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority using federal wastewater revolving fund. THANK Reps. McKee and Horlander.
SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR (KCC “STRONGLY OPPOSE” BILL)
- SB 152 The “AT&T” telecommunications bill.
- HCR 168 Resolution creating an Environmental Regulation Impact Assessment Task Force (that includes no environmental NGOs)
The Kentucky Conservation Committee has been a
trusted voice of the public in Kentucky’s capital for over forty years, effectively advocating for the protection, restoration and sustainable use of Kentucky’s natural resources.
KCC monitors the Kentucky’s legislature year-round as a responsible steward of the Commonwealth’s land, air, water, and biota. We work to help Kentuckians understand that the health of their families, communities and economy depends on the conservation of these resources.