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CONSERVATION

Environmental Issues In Kentucky

Priority Conservation Issues

Conservation issues that currently hold high priority for us include:
  • Mountaintop Removal: stopping the practice of Mountaintop Removal (MTR),
  • Energy & Economy: working with state leaders to move Kentucky towards Clean, Renewable, Sustainable energy solutions that will not only safeguard the health of Kentuckians, but open the way for a more vibrant, healthy, diverse economy,
  • Agriculture: supporting Kentucky's local farmers in healthy, sustainable agriculture practices and stopping the influx of massive Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs),
  • Air and Water: protecting Kentucky‚Äôs air and water quality,
  • Wildlands & Wildlife: guarding our forests and protected wild lands from harmful and abusive use.

Chapter Conservation and Issue Leader Contacts

Our Chapter Conservation Committee addresses a variety of issues in Kentucky and includes subcommittees that focus on specific issues.

Our Conservation Blog

Updates and more detailed information about our individual conservation issues and campaigns are provided on our Kentucky Sierra Club Conservation Blog here: blog.kentucky.sierraclub.org.

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