Kentucky Conservation Committee

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Kentucky Conservation Committee
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Organizational Mission

The mission of the Kentucky Conservation Committee is to work for sustainable use of renewable resources, prudent use of non-renewable resources, conservation and preservation of critical and unique areas, and a healthful environment of all Kentuckians.

The Kentucky Conservation Committee (KCC) performs a pivotal role in environmental advocacy. We scrutinize legislation and inform voters, in a timely fashion, of the choices their elected officials are making. We achieve our goals through increased public awareness and legislative outreach. KCC employs an experienced legislative agent who expresses our concerns to legislators on a personal and professional level. KCC is the voice of the environment in state government.

Year Founded - 1975

Significant Accomplishments

KCC has been involved recently in furthering High Performance Building  Standards, the Land Stewardship and Conservation Task Force; hosting  meetings to bring citizens and legislators together, student outreach at college and university campuses with KCC’s student liaison initiative, educational outreach and publication of the Blackacre Executive Summary. We have been working for the past several years on supporting the expansion of solar and clean energy options for all Kentuckians and improving efficiency standards. Our website:



"The Kentucky Conservation Committee supports sustainable goals, energy diversification and pollution reduction. We have confidence that the Commonwealth can benefit economically from the production and use of renewable energy and that our citizens can enjoy a higher quality of life, security and recreation, by seeking cleaner energy sources and greater energy efficiency."

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Randy's run Randy's run

Clay County, Kentucky resident Randy Wilson ran for the board of his electric cooperative on a platform of affordable energy, better energy choices, and good local jobs in 2009. Randy was the first person to oppose a sitting Jackson Energy board member since the co-op was founded in 1938. Before running for office, Randy was an active member of the Kentuckians For the Commonwealth’s Canary Leadership Network carrying a message throughout the region about the need to transition away from coal and towards clean energy.


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