Governor-elect Bevin appoints Energy and Environment secretary

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Governor-Elect Matt Bevin announced today that Charles G. Snavely will serve as secretary of the Energy and Environment Cabinet.

Bevin says Snavely is a Prestonsburg native with more than 35 years of experience in the coal mining industry.

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“His professionalism and leadership experience in the industry are well known. Charles understands the balance we must maintain between the Commonwealth’s need for low-cost, reliable energy and the need for clean water and air for all Kentuckians,” says Bevin.

Snavely served recently as the President of Eastern U.S. Operations for Arch Coal, Inc. Bevin says Snavely and his wife Shari live in Lexington.