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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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

Authorities Responding to Possible Chemical Spill in Ohio River

January 21, 2015

Local, state and federal agencies are on site near Rubbertown investigating a mysterious sheen on the Ohio River. Read Story

Soon, Landfill Gas Will Power Part of Toyota’s Georgetown Plant

January 20, 2015

The Toyota Assembly Plant in Georgetown is nearing completion on a system that will power part of the plant with gas from a nearby landfill. Read Story