Energy and Environment Cabinet http://wfpl.org en Gov. Steve Beshear's Budget Cuts Deep for Some Kentucky Energy and Environment Programs http://wfpl.org/post/gov-steve-beshears-budget-cuts-deep-some-kentucky-energy-and-environment-programs <p>Some departments of the Kentucky’s Energy and Environment Cabinet will see deep cuts over the next two years, if the General Assembly approves Gov. Steve Beshear’s proposed budget.</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 20:43:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 8328 at http://wfpl.org Gov. Steve Beshear's Budget Cuts Deep for Some Kentucky Energy and Environment Programs Judge Agrees to Settlement Between Coal Company, Kentucky for Water Pollution Violations http://wfpl.org/post/judge-agrees-settlement-between-coal-company-kentucky-water-pollution-violations <p>A Circuit Court judge has<a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/109615984" target="_blank"> signed the settlement </a>that a coal company, the commonwealth and environmental groups agreed<a href="http://www.wfpl.org/post/kentucky-reaches-settlement-coal-company-over-water-violations" target="_blank"> to last week.</a></p> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 17:43:53 +0000 Erica Peterson 1962 at http://wfpl.org Abramson Says Kentucky Needs to Diversify its Energy Portfolio http://wfpl.org/post/abramson-says-kentucky-needs-diversify-its-energy-portfolio <p>Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson says it’s necessary to balance energy production with environmental stewardship. Abramson delivered the keynote address today during the<a href="http://eec.ky.gov/Pages/conference.aspx" target="_blank"> Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment.</a></p><p>During his talk, Abramson touted <a href="http://energy.ky.gov/resources/Pages/EnergyPlan.aspx" target="_blank">Governor Steve Beshear’s energy plan, </a>which calls for a quarter of Kentucky’s energy to come from renewable energy and efficiency measures by 2025.</p> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 21:40:38 +0000 Erica Peterson 1937 at http://wfpl.org Abramson Says Kentucky Needs to Diversify its Energy Portfolio Kentucky Close to Settling With Coal Company Over Water Pollution Violations http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-close-settling-coal-company-over-water-pollution-violations <p>A lawsuit filed by the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet against a coal company for water pollution is close to being settled.</p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 21:59:15 +0000 Erica Peterson 1725 at http://wfpl.org Pretrial Conference Set for Today in Frasure Creek Pollution Case http://wfpl.org/post/pretrial-conference-set-today-frasure-creek-pollution-case <p>The state Energy and Environment Cabinet is in court this morning, along with lawyers representing two coal companies and environmental groups. The parties disagree about the amount of money the coal companies should pay for water pollution.</p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 10:30:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 996 at http://wfpl.org Victims of 2010 Pike County Flood File Lawsuit Against State http://wfpl.org/post/victims-2010-pike-county-flood-file-lawsuit-against-state <p>Residents in Eastern Kentucky whose homes were flooded in 2010 <a href="http://www.pillersdorflaw.com/DOC009.pdf">have filed suit</a> against the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet. They say the flooding was caused by an unreclaimed surface mine site, and the state allowed the mine operator to violate the law.</p> Fri, 01 Jun 2012 16:55:18 +0000 Erica Peterson 499 at http://wfpl.org Victims of 2010 Pike County Flood File Lawsuit Against State