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.
Christmas is over, but your Christmas tree is probably still in your living room, dropping increasingly dry needles onto your carpet. When it’s reached the end of its lifespan, there are multiple options for Christmas tree recycling in Louisville. But … Read Story
The policy arm of a statewide Democratic group has issued its recommendations for Kentucky’s energy future. The Commonwealth Institute for Policy Issues and Civic Engagement—CPI for short—is part of the Women’s Network. CPI has existed for five years, and occasionally … Read Story
The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting has filed a lawsuit against the University of Louisville over the release of records related to a financial review of the university. The suit was filed today in Jefferson Circuit Court. For the past … Read Story
The Kentucky Public Service Commission has approved a 10 megawatt solar array, making it the first utility-scale solar energy system to be built in the commonwealth. Read Story
The federal government has released the nation’s first-ever rules on how to handle, store and dispose of waste from coal-fired power plants. The final iteration of the regulations has largely disappointed environmental groups—who hoped for more stringent rules. Industry groups … Read Story