Archive for September, 2010

Ohio officials have  ‘no records’ of Port Authority applying for extension on Baard project
Baard Energy / Coal

Ohio officials have ‘no records’ of Port Authority applying for extension on Baard project

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Department of Development told Ohio Citizen Action on Wednesday afternoon, September 29, that the department has no records of the Columbiana County Port Authority applying for an extension of its $4.5 million loan for the Baard Energy coal refinery project. Florence Murray, an official in the […]

Coal / Coal Ash

Photos from the Louisville coal ash hearing

US Department of Labor’s OSHA fines Heartland Refinery in Columbus, Ohio, $68,000 for exposing workers to fire hazards
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US Department of Labor’s OSHA fines Heartland Refinery in Columbus, Ohio, $68,000 for exposing workers to fire hazards

COLUMBUS — “The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Heartland Refinery in Columbus with one alleged serious safety violation for failing to control the release of flammable liquids and vapors resulting in a July 17, 2010, fire at the facility. The refinery also has been […]

Opponents, supporters sound off on coal ash issue
Coal / Coal Ash

Opponents, supporters sound off on coal ash issue

LOUISVILLE, KY — “Dozens of citizens, activists and energy and manufacturing workers responded to the federal government’s call Tuesday for input on proposed regulations of ash produced by coal-fired power plants. The Environmental Protection Agency hosted an all-day public comment hearing Tuesday in Louisville… Rachael Belz, a member of Ohio […]

AMP / Coal

AMP panel delayed

MARTINSVILLE, VA — “Martinsville City Council on Tuesday decided on the scope of work for a new power advisory committee but postponed appointing people to the panel. The committee will examine information from various sources pertaining to a natural gas-fired power plant proposed for construction in Meigs County, Ohio, by […]

Procter & Gamble unveils ‘sustainability vision’
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Procter & Gamble unveils ‘sustainability vision’

CINCINNATI — “Procter & Gamble, the world’s largest maker of consumer products, plans to take long-term steps to cut waste and energy use at its plants and offices around the world, including eventually powering all its factories with renewable energy. P&G on Monday announced a long-term environmental plan, which it […]

Wellsville area Chamber of Commerce annual Citizens of the Year Dinner
Baard Energy / Coal

Wellsville area Chamber of Commerce annual Citizens of the Year Dinner

WELLSVILLE, OH — “Word spread fast that John Baardson, owner & president of Baard Energy is the key-note speaker. The Chamber’s Randy Allmon said Mr. Baardson will be speaking on Baard’s proposed coal-to-liquid plant for the Wellsville area. That proposed plant has been in the works for nearly three years […]

About 100 arrested in mountaintop mining protest
Coal / Mountaintop Removal

About 100 arrested in mountaintop mining protest

WASHINGTON, DC — “About 100 people were arrested Monday outside the White House while protesting against mountaintop removal mining, temporarily trading their freedom for a chance to highlight what they consider an environmental calamity… Among those arrested was climate scientist James Hansen, who issued a statement saying that mountaintop removal ‘destroys […]

Study into area air set to expand
Eramet / Good Neighbor Campaigns

Study into area air set to expand

VIENNA, WV — “An ongoing study on the health effects of airborne manganese on Mid-Ohio Valley children is expanding to include Wood County participants. Erin Haynes, assistant professor of environmental health at the University of Cincinnati, spoke to about 50 Mid-Ohio Valley residents Monday at the Vienna Public Library about […]

Larry Gibson and Chuck Nelson to receive Enduring Courage Awards
Mountaintop Removal

Larry Gibson and Chuck Nelson to receive Enduring Courage Awards

COLUMBUS — This fall Ohio Citizen Action will present Larry Gibson and Chuck Nelson with the 2010 Enduring Courage Award at our 35th Anniversary Event in Columbus. This award is to recognize community activists who have exemplified unwavering courage in fighting for their communities. Born in West Virginia, Larry Gibson […]