Interview with Michael J. Greene, June 23, 1989

Project: Kentucky Conservationists Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Michael Greene provides biographical information and discusses his background involving environmental issues. He describes the complex relationship between farmers, developers, and urban growth. He gives details about the Agricultural Use Assessment. He discusses the financial impact of producing non-food crops and livestock to be processed elsewhere. He relates this to the overall fiscal health of Kentucky's economy.

Greene describes his time as a lobbyist for the planning commission in Frankfort by giving details about planning and zoning division of land for agricultural purposes. He explains the nuances of the Agricultural Conservation Districts Act and its effectiveness at closing loopholes in land zoning. He describes the process of working with the legislature and the courts to implement policy. Greene discusses the creation of the Blue Grass Parkway in Woodford County, Kentucky.

Interview Accession

1989oh141_env002

Interviewee Name

Michael J. Greene

Interviewer Name

Louise Chawla

Caroline Chadwell

Interview Date

1989-06-23

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Greene, Michael J. Interview by Louise Chawla. 23 Jun. 1989. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Greene, M.J. (1989, June 23). Interview by L. Chawla. Kentucky Conservationists Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Greene, Michael J., interview by Louise Chawla. June 23, 1989, Kentucky Conservationists Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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