Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet en How Will the Sequester Affect Kentucky's Environment? <p>The across-the-board federal cuts known as the sequester went into effect Friday and will remain until Congress and President Obama can reach a deal on the budget. And those cuts could have a significant effect on environmental enforcement in Kentucky.</p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 12:55:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 4289 at State Settles With Former Mine Permit Director Over Wrongful Termination Suit <p>Governor Steve Beshear’s administration <a href="" target="_blank">has settled</a> with a former official in the state’s Energy and Environment cabinet over claims that he was wrongly fired in 2009.</p><p>Ron Mills was the head of the cabinet’s Division of Mine Permits, which is a politically-appointed position. The lawsuit he filed against the state alleges he was fired in 2009 for refusing to issue illegal mining permits.</p> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 21:02:43 +0000 Erica Peterson 2643 at Environmental Attorney, State Spar Over Secretary's Comments on Clean Air Act <p>A local environmental attorney is challenging the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet over statements officials made earlier this week at a conference.</p><p>The contentious point revolves around a comment Energy and Environment Secretary Len Peters made during a session at the cabinet’s annual conference earlier this week. Here’s how his comments were summarized in a <a href="" target="_blank">story by Jim Bruggers of the Courier-Journal</a>.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 20:35:15 +0000 Erica Peterson 2002 at Energy Conference Panel Discusses Kentucky's Energy Future <p>The <a href="" target="_blank">36<sup>th</sup> Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment</a> continues today in Louisville. I was there yesterday, as a participant in a panel loosely structured around a conversation on Kentucky’s energy future, and coal’s role in that mix.</p> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 12:30:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 1938 at Kentucky Reaches Settlement with Coal Company Over Water Violations <p>Kentucky has reached a settlement with a coal company accused of thousands of violations of the Clean Water Act.</p> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 18:56:43 +0000 Erica Peterson 1913 at