Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet presents Awards at its Conference on Energy and the Environment

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 15, 2018) – The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet presented 13 environmental awards October 12 at its annual Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment at the Lexington Convention Center.

The awards reflect a commitment by those honored to preserving and enhancing the Commonwealth through energy efficiency, soil conservation, mine land reclamation, farmland stewardship or innovation.

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Environmental Advocate Fitzgerald Honored, 2018 Governor’s Conference Concludes

IMG_3605.JPGTom Fitzgerald, who has spent nearly four decades advocating for those, “downhill, downwind and downstream,” as was inscribed upon his award, was the recipient of the 2018 Secretary’s Award at the Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment.

Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton and Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Charles Snavely presented “Fitz,” as he is widely known, with the award at the conclusion of the Awards Luncheon on Friday afternoon.

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2018 Governor’s Conference on Energy and Environment Wraps Day One

Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Kicked off the 2018 Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment with remarks about the future of Kentucky’s energy profile, environmental regulations and continuing to keep Kentucky’s environment and citizens protected.

IMG_3483Governor Matt Bevin was the keynote speaker on the first day of the conference. The governor touted his energy policies, covered cyber security, the changing energy landscape and updating the power grid. He also took questions from the audience which included a discussion on subsidizing alternative energy forms.

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Division of Enforcement Annual Report Available Online

The Kentucky Division of Enforcement (DENF) is pleased to announce the release of the annual report for the 2018 state fiscal year. “to use a clear and consistent approach in bringing about and maintaining compliance with the Cabinet’s regulatory programs by using appropriate and reasonable measures to resolve cases in a timely manner.” The Division accomplishes this through:

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Department for Environmental Protection Announces Top Official Appointments

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Tony Hatton

Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection Commissioner Tony Hatton today announced the appointments of three top DEP officials.

Sean Alteri has been appointed Deputy Commissioner of the Department, Michael Kroeger has been named Division Director of the Division of Enforcement (DENF), and Amanda Lefevre has been named Division Director of the Division of Compliance Assistance (DCA).

“I am very pleased to make this announcement,” Hatton said. “All these individuals are well qualified, having demonstrated consistent leadership and commitment to the agency’s goals.”

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Reminder – Energy and Environment Cabinet Seeking Nominations for Awards

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.

The awards will include the Secretary’s Award, the Kentucky Excellence in Energy Leadership Award, the Environmental Pacesetter Award, the Resource Caretaker Award, the Community Environmental Luminary Award, and the KY EXCEL Champion Award. Those selected to be honored will received their awards during the conference luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 12.

The deadline for all nominations is Aug. 1, 2018. The awards are as follows:

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Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection Unveils Strategic Operational Plan for State Fiscal Year 2019

The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (KYDEP) is pleased to announce the completion of its 2019 strategic operational plan. Each year, the six agency divisions, the Division of Water, the Division of Waste Management, the Division of Air Quality, the Division of Enforcement, the Division of Compliance Assistance, and the Division of Environmental Program Support develop these plans to provide a transparent look into the agency’s activities and environmental priorities for the upcoming state fiscal year.

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