Erica Peterson

Erica reports on environment and energy issues for WFPL, which run the gamut from stories about the regionââââ

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A survey has found some interesting takeaways about Kentuckians’ attitudes toward climate change, including that the biggest influence on beliefs may be political affiliation rather than scientific knowledge.

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Kentucky’s Department for Environmental Protection has long relied on paper for a lot of its record-keeping. In the DEP’s building in Frankfort, the file room is huge — full of never-ending rows of cabinets and documents.

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A couple that served as the lead plaintiffs in one of the court cases that prompted last year’s landmark Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage is protesting a decision by the Archdiocese of Louisville to reject parts of their proposed gravestone design.

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Kentucky regulators are looking for proposals to spur economic development on Appalachia’s abandoned surface mines.

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The Kentucky Public Service Commission has scheduled meetings in Louisville and Lexington for the public to weigh in on plans by utilities Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities to shut down their coal ash ponds at several power plants. 

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Kentucky’s coal industry continued its freefall in the first quarter of this year, according to data released Monday by the state Energy and Environment Cabinet.

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Kentucky’s largest utility company has unveiled the commonwealth’s largest solar plant.

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Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities are unveiling the company’s first solar array Tuesday. The solar array was approved in 2014 by state regulators, and is Kentucky’s first utility-scale solar energy system.

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Anything is possible, but it seems unlikely that a Senate bill to abolish state mine safety inspections will pass the General Assembly this year. Legislators are scheduled to return to Frankfort next week for one day before concluding this year’s regular session.

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The future of a baby gorilla born yesterday at the Louisville Zoo is unknown after its mother died earlier today from complications with the birth.

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