Kentucky Reclamation Guaranty Fund Commission to Meet

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 14, 2018) – The Kentucky Reclamation Guaranty Fund Commission will meet Wednesday, June 20 at 10 a.m. at the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, Secretary’s Conference Room (332), 3rd floor, 300 Sower Boulevard, Frankfort, Ky. The public is invited to attend.

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Harmful Algal Bloom Workgroup to Meet

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 14, 2018) – A public meeting of the Kentucky Harmful Algal Bloom Workgroup (HAB) is scheduled for Monday, June 18 at 10:30 a.m. ET at the Energy and Environment Cabinet building, 300 Sower Blvd., Frankfort, Ky. in room 314.

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Office of Kentucky Nature Preserves Established

Kentucky State Nature Preserves, Wild Rivers, and Heritage Land Conservation Fund consolidate into one agency

 

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 7, 2018) – The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet has announced that the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission (KSNPC), the Kentucky Wild Rivers System (WRS), and the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund (KHLCF) will consolidate into the new “Office of Kentucky Nature Preserves” (KNP).

Senate Bill 129, passed by the 2018 General Assembly and signed by Governor Matt Bevin, created the new office, which is supported by the Kentucky Resources Council (KRC) and other conservation groups. The change takes effect July 14, 2018.

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Energy and Environment Cabinet Seeking Nominations for Awards

Award winners to be announced at the Cabinet’s 2018 Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment in October

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 7, 2018) – The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet is calling for nominations for its annual environmental awards to be presented during the 2018 Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment on Oct. 11-12 at the Lexington Convention Center.

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KY EXCEL Open House Announced

KY EXCEL, Kentucky’s environmental leadership program, supports and takes time to recognize entities all across the Commonwealth who are leading the way in environmental actions.

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Dam Safety Day Reminds Us of Benefits, Responsibilities of Dam Ownership

Kentucky has an abundance of natural water resources that provide opportunities for residents from recreation to providing drinking water. You can’t drive far in the state without coming across one of Kentucky’s abundant natural water resources.

On top of  90,000 miles of rivers and streams here, there are more than 1,000 dams that serve many purposes for the citizens of the commonwealth of Kentucky.

The Kentucky Division of Water has the job of managing, protecting and upgrading the quality of the commonwealth’s water resources, and as part of that mission the Division of Water’s Dam Safety Program oversees more than 950 dams in the program.

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Energy and Environment Cabinet Announces New Commissioner of the Department for Environmental Protection

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 30, 2018) – Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Charles G. Snavely today announced the appointment of Tony Hatton as Commissioner of the Department for Environmental Protection (DEP). Hatton, who was named the DEP’s Deputy Commissioner in 2016, replaces former Commissioner Aaron Keatley, who recently accepted a job as Chief Deputy Director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

Hatton’s appointment takes effect June 1.

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