Dennis Hatfield appointed as Director of Oil and Gas Division at Department for Natural Resources

Kentucky Department for Natural Resources (DNR) Commissioner Allen Luttrell today announced the appointment of a top department official.

Dennis R. Hatfield, of Louisa, Ky., who has 38 years of experience in engineering, exploration, operations and executive management in the mining industry has been appointed Director of the Division of Oil and Gas for the department. He will start February 1.

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Drought, Wildfires Keep Division of Water Busy During Fall Season

Kentucky was a tale of two weather states, as we transitioned from record rain in the spring  to record drought through late fall. This year Kentucky saw one of the wettest summers on record, only to be followed by one of the driest falls on record.

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Environmental Protection Announces Grants To Clean Up Illegal Open Dumps in 25 Kentucky Counties

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 9, 2017) – Energy and Environment Secretary Charles Snavely announced today that approximately $1.06 million in grant funding has been awarded for the cleanup of 112 illegal dumps in 25 counties across the Commonwealth.

“Illegal dumping affects safety, property values and quality of life across the commonwealth,” Sec. Snavely said.  “This grant program is a great way to assist counties in improving their local communities .”

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Kentucky Environmental Protection eForms – Update

In December, Kentucky’s Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) announced that submitting eForms would soon require a user account through Kentucky OneStop Business Portal. For more information regarding this change, please see the Naturally Connected blog post from Dec. 14, 2017.

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Division of Waste Management Calls for Grant Applications

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 6, 2016) – The Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Division of Waste Management (DWM) is accepting grant applications for projects that develop an integrated infrastructure and offer public education programs on recycling, and for household hazardous waste (HHW) collection events.

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Energy Department Announces Funding to Support Breakthrough Technologies for Advanced Manufacturing

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) has announced up to $35 million in available funding to support early-stage, innovative technologies and solutions in advanced manufacturing that are not significantly represented in EERE’s current portfolio.

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Energy and Environment Cabinet Signs Agreed Order with Blue Ridge Landfill Owner Regarding Unpermitted Landfill Waste

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 3, 2017) – The Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) today announced that it has signed an Agreed Order with Advanced Disposal Services Blue Ridge Landfill, Inc. (Blue Ridge) that has both remedial and penalty provisions regarding the Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (TENORM) that was illegally brought there in 2015.

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