KySEA members lobby in Frankfort
KySEA members were in Frankfort on Wednesday, February 17 lobbying key legislators and building support for HB 408.
KySEA members from the Housing and Homeless Coalition of Kentucky, the Cumberland Chapter of the Sierra Club, the Kentucky Environmental Foundation and Kentuckians for the Commonwealth spent the day this past Wednesday talking with Legislators to build support for HB 408. The KySEA members were specifically working to add co-sponors to the bill, to get a hearing in the Natural Resources Committee (where the bill has been assigned) or to get the bill reassigned to another committee.
Penny Young, Executive Director of HHCK describes the day, "As a new member of the KySEA, this was an excellent opportunity for us to be able to talk with legislators about the human impact of energy efficiency as it relates to the ability of families to sustain their homes through utilization of clean, affordable enery sources. Affordability of housing includes cost of utilities as much as the cost of the rent, mortgage, taxes and insurance. Members of HHCK have already began embracing green building techniques into construction and rehabilitation of homes in Kentucky. We want Kentucky to be a leader in this field and not be the state that ignores progressive technologies that could have positive results for our future and the futures of our families."