Archive for October, 2010

Happy Halloween
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Happy Halloween

EPA hears passionate pleas on both sides of coal ash regulation issue
Coal / Coal Ash

EPA hears passionate pleas on both sides of coal ash regulation issue

KNOXVILLE, TN — “Is coal ash a hazardous waste? It’s a question whose answer doesn’t incite a whole lot of middle ground. It’s also a question EPA panelists are deciding on, prompting a public hearing in Knoxville all day long Wednesday. ‘I strongly urge you to have the courage to […]

Baard abandons legal defense of air pollution permit
Baard Energy / Coal

Baard abandons legal defense of air pollution permit

CLEVELAND — Baard Energy missed a deadline this week to hire a lawyer to defend the air pollution permit for their proposed coal refinery in Wellsville, Ohio. Two major law firms, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, and Calfee, Halter and Griswold, have previously abruptly quit representing Baard in the case. […]

Cincinnati enhanced recycling program video debuts online
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Cincinnati enhanced recycling program video debuts online

Second phase of enhanced recycling program begins November 1 CINCINNATI — “On Oct. 4, the City of Cincinnati implemented its enhanced recycling program, becoming the first major Midwestern city to reward residents for recycling. To help communicate the changes and benefits of the program to residents, the City has launched […]

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Children’s drawings for Kokosing Asphalt

The recycling roadmap
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The recycling roadmap

What policies and programs do states need to maximize recycling rates? ATLANTA, GA — “Recycling has developed far beyond the days of people simply taking newspapers, bottles and cans to the local drop-off center. Zero waste, once an obscure concept, is now a regular part of the discussions about waste […]

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Ohio Citizen Action protests Rumpke’s expansion

Baardson: White House opposes project
Baard Energy / Coal

Baardson: White House opposes project

YOUNGSTOWN — “‘We’ve basically gone off on a route where we do this entirely with the private sector,’ [Baard Energy CEO John] Baardson said. ‘In today’s particular climate, that might be the best way to get this done.’” — WYTV Read the whole story Baard project would energize job numbers […]

Is Baard’s investor, Planck Trading, really a front for India’s JSW Steel?
Baard Energy / Coal

Is Baard’s investor, Planck Trading, really a front for India’s JSW Steel?

COLUMBUS — On October 18, Tracy Drake, Columbiana County Port Authority CEO, announced that Baard Energy had “found a Florida-based investment firm to put up the money to purchase the property [for a proposed coal refinery]…  [Planck Trading LLC of Boca Raton, Florida] intended to pay the estimated $5 million […]

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Ohio Citizen Action’s 35th anniversary event in Columbus October 16, 2010