Erica Peterson

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.

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Bill Changing Indiana’s Solar, Wind Buy-Back Rates Draws Criticism

January 28, 2015

A bill before the Indiana General Assembly would change the laws regulating homeowners with small-scale wind turbines and solar arrays. Read Story

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What Republican Kentucky Gubernatorial Candidates Say About Fracking, Eminent Domain

January 26, 2015

The three Republican candidates for Kentucky governor were in agreement on several issues during a debate last week sponsored by the Kentucky Press Association. Read Story

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Proposed Conversion of Gas Pipeline to Carry Natural Gas Liquids Through Kentucky Raises Questions, Concerns

January 26, 2015

The Tennessee Gas Pipeline has carried natural gas across the state for 70 years, but a company is proposing a switch to natural gas liquids has worried some landowners. Read Story

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Louisville Is Offering an Incentive For Green Infrastructure

January 21, 2015

Louisville’s Office of Sustainability is making additional funds available to commercial buildings that install green infrastructure projects this year. Read Story