Archive for June, 2010

Cincinnati to launch RecycleBank this fall
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Cincinnati to launch RecycleBank this fall

CINCINNATI — “The city of Cincinnati said Monday it will partner with Rumpke Recycling and Cascade Engineering to launch the RecycleBank program this fall. RecycleBank is a rewards program that will offer residents points, similar to a frequent flier program, depending on how much they recycle, according to a news […]

BP-to-Goldman boards become hot seats for college presidents
Coal / Mountaintop Removal

BP-to-Goldman boards become hot seats for college presidents

NEW YORK, NY — “As much as higher education and corporate America would like to be engaged, college presidents are struggling to reconcile the demands and values of academia with shareholder skepticism about their boardroom commitments… Opposition from critics, both on campus and off, may drive university officials from corporate […]

Testimony shows Baard Energy owes “significant amount” in unpaid bills to contractor
Baard Energy / Coal

Testimony shows Baard Energy owes “significant amount” in unpaid bills to contractor

CLEVELAND — Three months ago, CH2MHill, one of the contractors for the proposed Baard Energy coal refinery sued Baard for non-payment of bills for the project. The Baard Energy project has been delayed repeatedly because of its inability to find financing. Apparently CH2MHill is not the only contractor that hasn’t […]

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Children’s drawings for Kokosing Asphalt

Solicitors must register before knocking on Delaware doors
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Solicitors must register before knocking on Delaware doors

DELAWARE — “Last week Delaware passed a door-to-door peddler law that prohibits for-profit sales people from going into neighborhoods without first getting cleared by police. ‘We don’t want to infringe on free enterprises, but we do want to know who is coming into our city,’ said Capt. Bruce Pijanowski. Under […]

John Baardson’s testimony confirms that Baard Energy does not meet criteria as ‘woman-owned’
Baard Energy / Coal

John Baardson’s testimony confirms that Baard Energy does not meet criteria as ‘woman-owned’

COLUMBUS — Baard Energy CEO John Baardson gave sworn testimony on April 29 which made it clear that his company does not meet the criteria which would allow it to be officially classified as “woman-owned.” Ohio Citizen Action had recently examined the claim that, “. . . Baard Energy is […]

Baard Energy changes its story; now says Chinese energy giant not involved in Wellsville coal refinery project
Baard Energy / Coal

Baard Energy changes its story; now says Chinese energy giant not involved in Wellsville coal refinery project

COLUMBUS – Earlier this year, Baard Energy told State officials that the Chinese energy giant Sinopec was a “partner” in its coal refinery project in Wellsville. Baard’s securities placement agent said that “Sinopec/China Development Bank” would guarantee principal and interest on $1.8 billion of debt for the project. Now, the […]

Eramet / Good Neighbor Campaigns

Preliminary manganese results released

MARIETTA— “The preliminary results of the first comprehensive environmental study of manganese-exposed adults in the U.S. were discussed during a public meeting Thursday evening at Marietta College. The results showed those who live within 2.5 miles of Eramet on Ohio 7 are exposed to higher levels of manganese and they […]

Baard Energy / Coal

Baard Energy gets extension of deadline

WELLSVILLE — “Baard Energy has more time to use $4.5 million in state funds to further its plan to build a coal-to-liquid fuel plant near Wellsville. Bethany Close, a spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Development, said this week that Baard’s deadline has been extended to Sept. 30. The state […]

State commission rejects Baard Energy plea for more time to find lawyer
Baard Energy / Coal

State commission rejects Baard Energy plea for more time to find lawyer

COLUMBUS — The State commission considering pollution permits for the proposed Baard Energy coal refinery has rejected the company’s request for more time to find a new lawyer. On June 1, the Vorys Sater Seymour & Pease law firm abruptly dropped Baard Energy as a client.  Neither the company nor […]