Stephen L. Miller
Of Counsel
(502) 423-2051
Office: Louisville
J.D. University of Kentucky
B.A. University of Kentucky
Licensure: KY
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Stephen Miller focuses his practice in the areas of environmental and regulatory law, government relations, as well as strategic and crisis communications.  He has extensive experience in the regulatory issues associated with the operations of a nonprofit energy coalition.  Mr. Miller is the former chief executive officer of a national nonprofit organization supporting the use of coal to generate electricity through research, communications outreach, federal and state government relations, regulatory affairs, and litigation.

Work Experience

2014 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
1994-2012 President and CEO, American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity
1993-1994 Senior Associate, GMMB & Associates, Washington, DC
1992 Consultant, GMMB & Associates, Washington, DC
1992 Consultant, Democratic National Committee, Washington, DC
1992-1993 Of Counsel, Newberry, Hargrove & Rambicure, Lexington, KY
1991 Senior Staff, Jones for Governor, Frankfort, KY
1987-1990 Executive Officer, Kentucky Lt. Governor's Office, Frankfort, KY
1986-1987 Campaign Manager, Jones for Lt. Governor, Lexington, KY
1978-1985 Private Practice of Law, Owenton, KY

Speaking Engagements

“EPA’s Clean Power Plan,” Kentucky Mineral Law Conference, October 21, 2015

“EPA’s Clean Power Plan: How Should the States Respond?” West Virginia Oil & Gas Association Annual Meeting, September 29, 2015

“Clean Power Plan Politics,” West Virginia Chamber of Commerce Environmental Conference, May 19, 2015

“Examining the Post-State Comment Period: How Might the Final Clean Power Plan Rule Be Impacted?” Clean Power Plan Implementation Symposium, March 31, 2015

Presented internationally and nationally in behalf of energy coalition, including: U.S. - People's Republic of China Clean Energy Symposium in Beijing, China; U.S. Department of Energy Clean Coal Technology Conference; Democratic Governors' Association; Republican Governors' Association; National Association of Utility Regulatory Commissioners; Republican Attorneys General Association; and Southern States Energy Board.

Key Experience

Represented statewide utility group in preparing comments on U.S. EPA's Federal plan and model trading rules as part of the agency's Clean Power Plan
Served as chief executive officer of national nonprofit organization which supported the use of coal to generate electricity
Managed staff of 25 and more than a dozen outside law firms and consultants to support efforts of a national energy industry coalition

Memberships & Awards

Featured in: "Paid to Juggle," National Journal, April 7, 2012 cover story
Public Issue Grand Marketer of the Year to ACCCE, American Association of Political Consultants, 2009
Featured in: "Big Coal Campaigning to Keep Its Industry on Candidates Minds," Wall Street Journal, October 20, 2008
Kentucky Bar Association