Erica is WFPL's Environment Reporter and a Managing Editor. Her work focuses on the federal, state and local energy policy decisions that affect Kentuckians, as well as the environmental consequences. Since moving to Louisville in 2011, Erica has reported from caves, boats, airplanes, coal mines and rivers and won several local, state and national awards. A previous resident of West Virginia, New Jersey, Minnesota and Illinois, Erica has a bachelor's degree from Carleton College, and a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University. She lives with her husband and son in Louisville.
The federal Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement plans to clarify rules to protect coalfields communities from the toxic gases that are released when blasting on surface mines. The announcement was in response to a petition filed by the … Read Story
Female undergraduates pursing science degrees at Bellarmine University will get additional support under a new grant. The Clare Booth Luce Program will provide stipends to 10 women who are pursuing undergraduate degrees in biochemistry, chemistry, geology, computer science, physics or environmental … Read Story
Louisville is under an air quality alert for soot this weekend—something that’s unusual for this time of year. Most of the city’s air quality alerts… Read Story
Female undergraduates pursing science degrees at Bellarmine University will get additional support under a new grant. The Clare Booth Luce Program will… Read Story
Kentucky’s Public Service Commission is considering an overhaul of the commonwealth’s electricity grid. PSC commissioners will hold two meetings next week to gauge the public’s interest in implementing so-called “smart grid” technologies. “Smart grid” is an umbrella term that refers … Read Story