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 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
The federal government is touting its environmental enforcement efforts from 2014 across the country. The Environmental Protection Agency says during the fiscal year, its actions reduced about 141 million pounds of air pollutants and 337 million pounds of water pollutants. … Read Story
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