Archive for July, 2010

Baard Energy admits: No contracts with any vendor to construct any portion of the proposed coal refinery
Baard Energy / Coal

Baard Energy admits: No contracts with any vendor to construct any portion of the proposed coal refinery

COLUMBUS — As of May 4, 2010, Baard Energy had no “contract with any vendor to construct any portion of Phase I, II, or III of the [Ohio River Clean Fuels coal refinery],” according to Anthony Giuliani, an attorney for Baard Energy. The admission came in response to a “Request […]

Baard Energy’s air pollution permit expired two months ago
Baard Energy / Coal

Baard Energy’s air pollution permit expired two months ago

CLEVELAND — The air pollution permit for the proposed Baard Energy coal refinery expired two months ago, according to a legal filing with the Ohio Environmental Review Appeals Commission by two national environmental organizations. The Natural Resources Defense Council and Sierra Club note in their brief that Baard Energy had […]

Child’s drawing for Rumpke Landfill
Good Neighbor Campaigns

Child’s drawing for Rumpke Landfill

Environmental activist Lois Gibbs to speak in Cleveland and Cincinnati
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Environmental activist Lois Gibbs to speak in Cleveland and Cincinnati

CLEVELAND — Please join Ohio Citizen Action this Wednesday, July 28 in Cleveland and this Thursday, July 29 in Cincinnati to hear environmental activist Lois Gibbs tell the story of her work at Love Canal, New York. Lois Gibbs emerged as a leader within the community when she and others discovered that the […]

Heartland Petroleum—what’s the problem?
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Heartland Petroleum—what’s the problem?

Heartland Petroleum is owned by Columbus based Heartland Group Holdings. This facility is located on the east side of Columbus and recycles used motor oil to be sold and reused. The Columbus Fire Department, area businesses, and passers-by began complaining to the Ohio EPA about the odors coming from Heartland […]

Fire at Rumpke tire recycling plant ruled accidental
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Fire at Rumpke tire recycling plant ruled accidental

ST. CLAIR TWP. — “The State Fire Marshal has ruled a fire at a Rumpke tire recycling center this morning, July 22, was accidental. It was caused by friction and heat buildup in a conveyor belt system inside a building where tires are shredded, according to a release from the […]

Ohio Citizen Action urges USEPA to hold coal ash hearing in Ohio River Valley
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Ohio Citizen Action urges USEPA to hold coal ash hearing in Ohio River Valley

CINCINNATI — On behalf of Ohio Citizen Action, I strongly urge you to hold a public hearing on the proposed new coal ash regulations in or around Louisville, Kentucky. None of the proposed Public Hearings regarding the Coal Combustion Residuals Rule, Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-RCRA-2009-0640, are scheduled for locations in […]

Rumpke gets permit to install odor control
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Rumpke gets permit to install odor control

CINCINNATI — “The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has issued Rumpke a final air permit for a new thermal oxidizer at one of the methane gas recovery plants operated by Montauk Energy at the Rumpke Landfill, 10795 Hughes Road. The new equipment replaces an older, smaller thermal oxidizer and is designed […]

Good Neighbor Campaigns

Childrens’ drawings for Rumpke Landfill

Baard misses court deadline on lawsuit for unpaid bills
Baard Energy / Coal

Baard misses court deadline on lawsuit for unpaid bills

CLEVELAND — Baard Energy has failed to meet a July 14 court deadline to respond to a lawsuit. for unpaid bills filed by contractor CH2MHill, according to the docket of the U.S. District Court for the Southern Division of Ohio. CH2MHill sued Baard in March for “over $75,000” for work […]