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.
A bill before the Indiana General Assembly would change the laws regulating homeowners with small-scale wind turbines and solar arrays. Read Story
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
A new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has found some potential issues with injecting carbon dioxide deep into the earth. Carbon sequestration—paired with carbon capture—is seen by some as a technology that will allow coal-fired power plants to … Read Story
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
Louisville’s Office of Sustainability is making additional funds available to commercial buildings that install green infrastructure projects this year. Read Story