FRANKFORT, Ky. _ Kentucky environmentalist Tom FitzGerald might be able to get a new pair of shoes with the $250,000 cash award coming his way.
FitzGerald, who wears scruffy shoes during state legislative sessions and vows not to shine them unless lawmakers do something good for the environment, is one of five national recipients of this year's Heinz Awards.
FitzGerald's non-profit agency, Kentucky Resources Council, is not known for a wealth of funds. He's been involved in major environmental issues in the state since the early 1970s.
The Heinz Family Foundation chairwoman Teresa Heinz Kerry said in a statement that FitzGerald has "generously and tirelessly shouldered the causes of those without the resources or expertise to fend for themselves."
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