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Energy and Environment Cabinet



The department, through its divisions and partnerships, provides technical assistance, education and funding to help landowners, institutions, industries, and communities in conserving and sustaining Kentucky's natural resources.  In addition, the department inspects timber harvests and mining operations to ensure the protection of our citizens, our environment and our workers. 

We are now accepting nominations for the Department for Natural Resources Award for Excellence in Reclamation given by the Division of Abandoned Mine Lands and the Division of Reclamation and Enforcement. This award goes to a completed reclamation project on a Title IV or a Title V site that demonstrates that mining can be completed and the area returned to condition equal to or better than what existed before, ensuring the environmental integrity of the region. Please click here for more information and to nominate.


 News Releases and Notices

KRG Fund Commission to meet 8.28.178/25/2017Office of the Reclamation Guaranty Fund
$4 Million in Abandoned Mine Lands Pilot Grants8/8/2017Abandoned Mine Lands
Mining Death in Whitley County3/30/2017Division of Mine Safety
Safety First While Turkey Hunting3/27/2017Division of Forestry
EPA Delegates Regulation of Injection Wells to Division of Oil and Gas3/22/2017Division of Oil & Gas
Arrest Made for Arson2/23/2017Division of Forestry
Spring Wildland Fire Season is Here2/15/2017Division of Forestry
401 Public Notices12/18/2012Department for Natural Resources
Kentucky Miner dies from injuries sustained 11-2-201111/15/2011Office of Mine Safety and Licensing
2010 Claypool Art and Writing Contest Winners2/15/2011Division of Conservation
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