Archive for March, 2010

Coal

Residents in Indiana and New Mexico call on Cass Sunstein to visit their communities

CLEVELAND — Paul Kysel, Vice President of PINES Group (People In Need of Environmental Safety) in Indiana, and Mike Eisenfeld of New Mexico have added their voices to other citizens who are inviting Obama administration regulatory “czar” Cass Sunstein to view first-hand the damage caused by coal ash in their […]

“When discussing his views on mountain-top removal, Manchin asked the crowd, ‘Have you ever seen a pig being slaughtered? Well, do you like bacon? Do you like pork chops?’”
Coal / Mountaintop Removal

“When discussing his views on mountain-top removal, Manchin asked the crowd, ‘Have you ever seen a pig being slaughtered? Well, do you like bacon? Do you like pork chops?’”

— Holly Williford, The Picket Read the whole story

Kokosing – In my neighborhood, warm weather means “asphalt season”
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Kokosing – In my neighborhood, warm weather means “asphalt season”

MAPLE HEIGHTS — “My name is Kathy Huck, and I live on Forest Avenue, about half a block from the Kokosing asphalt plant. As the nice weather approaches, most people are excited about the possibility of opening their windows and letting in the fresh air, having cook-outs, enjoying their yard, […]

More evidence that Sen. Byrd sees the writing on the wall for coal
Coal / Mountaintop Removal

More evidence that Sen. Byrd sees the writing on the wall for coal

SEATTLE, WA — “Last Friday, the EPA took a significant step toward blocking a Clean Water Act permit for Arch Coal’s Spruce Mine, the largest proposed mountaintop-removal coal mine in West Virginia history. It’s a big deal. I just wanted to highlight the reactions of West Virginia legislators… Now, here’s […]

Coal / Mountaintop Removal

Coal River Mountain wind project

Contractor sues Baard for failure to pay for work on coal refinery project
Baard Energy / Coal

Contractor sues Baard for failure to pay for work on coal refinery project

CLEVELAND — CH2M Hill, an engineering firm based in Colorado, sued Baard Energy on Friday for failing to pay them for work done on the proposed coal refinery in Wellsville, Ohio. In the suit, CH2MHill states that Baard owes them an amount which “exceeds $75,000″ for “engineering/construction/program management work” performed […]

Kokosing Materials – “Put yourself in my shoes”
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Kokosing Materials – “Put yourself in my shoes”

MAPLE HEIGHTS — “After my divorce five years ago I bought my house on Maple Ave. in Maple Heights.  At the time I paid about $65,000.  Everyone I knew thought I got a really great deal.  My 80 year old mother still lives on E.141 st. close to Granger, so it was nice to be able to live close […]

EPA makes unprecedented move
Coal / Mountaintop Removal

EPA makes unprecedented move

WASHINGTON, DC — “The United States Environmental Protection Agency made their intentions to block mine permits for a Mountaintop Removal Mine located in Logan County loud and clear today. They did so despite the fact the mine had already received a federal permit. This move is the most aggressive by […]

Citizens living near coal ash invite White House to visit
Coal

Citizens living near coal ash invite White House to visit

CLEVELAND — “In a push for better regulation of coal ash, a byproduct of burning coal, people from around the country are writing letters and inviting the Obama administration to visit their homes and see the effects of the material first-hand. In October, the EPA proposed regulating coal ash, which […]

Ohio Citizen Action writes Columbiana Chambers of Commerce members about proposed Baard Energy coal refinery
Baard Energy / Coal

Ohio Citizen Action writes Columbiana Chambers of Commerce members about proposed Baard Energy coal refinery

COLUMBUS — . . . Baard Energy’s inability to control costs may help explain why they have had difficulty finding investors. This leads to the final questions. Does the refinery project really exist at this point? Baard Energy said it began developing the project in 2003, and now seven years […]