Archive for November, 2010

PUCO chairman Schriber to retire more than three years before his term expires
Energy

PUCO chairman Schriber to retire more than three years before his term expires

CLEVELAND — “The chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio said he is retiring, nearly 3½ years before his term expires. Alan Schriber said leading the five-member board of the energy and commercial transportation regulator for 12 years is enough. ‘I have been considering this move for many months, […]

Cleveland Hazecam
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Cleveland Hazecam

CLEVELAND — “Haze is a reduction in visibility caused by air pollution. Cleveland Hazecam is dedicated to increasing public awareness of air pollution, its causes and health effects, and what we can do to reduce it. Our hazecam generates a live image of Cleveland’s skyline every 15 minutes.” — clevelandhazecam.net Check out […]

Tell the EPA: Stand firm on limiting mountaintop removal
Coal / Mountaintop Removal

Tell the EPA: Stand firm on limiting mountaintop removal

BOONE, NC — “Last April, the Environmental Protection Agency took a bold step toward curtailing mountaintop removal coal mining when it issued draft guidelines that reduced the practice of “valley fills” — which bury streams and poison Appalachia’s water sources — unless they met a high standard. The guidelines were […]

Big polluters freed from environmental oversight by stimulus
Duke Energy

Big polluters freed from environmental oversight by stimulus

BP, Westar, and DuPont among companies exempted from environmental law WASHINGTON, DC — “In the name of job creation and clean energy, the Obama administration has doled out billions of dollars in stimulus money to some of the nation’s biggest polluters and granted them sweeping exemptions from the most basic […]

Calling all C8 study participants
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Calling all C8 study participants

PARKERSBURG, WV — “Before it can complete the current portion of its study, the C8 Science Panel needs participants to respond for a follow up interview. Monday, Dr. Kyle Steenland, a member of the science panel determining whether there’s a link between C8 and human disease, held a conference in […]

New reactor head for Davis-Besse
FirstEnergy

New reactor head for Davis-Besse

CARROLL TOWNSHIP — “A new reactor head for the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station arrived in Carroll Township. The massive reactor head is 17-feet across and weights more than 82 tons. It rolled through eastern Lucas County Monday afternoon. It is outfitted with new control rod nozzles made of a material […]

Ohio Citizen Action to award community members at 35th anniversary event in Cincinnati
Ohio Citizen Action

Ohio Citizen Action to award community members at 35th anniversary event in Cincinnati

Emerging Leader Awards: Sarah Saheb and Michelle Dillingham The vision and drive that helped Sarah Saheb to put herself through Truman State University also helped her to create life, hope and community where before there was crime, blight and despair. She furthered her education at the Center for Progressive Leadership […]

Baard Energy / Coal

Baard‘s lawyers back on job

LISBON – “The Columbus law firm that quit representing Baard Energy because of the company’s failure to pay its legal bills is back on board. Attorney Christopher Jones advised the state Environmental Review Appeals Commission that the law firm of Calfee, Halter & Griswold was again representing Baard Energy’s Ohio […]

Ohio Citizen Action presents argument against landfill expansion at Christ Church Cathedral Community Issues Forum
Good Neighbor Campaigns

Ohio Citizen Action presents argument against landfill expansion at Christ Church Cathedral Community Issues Forum

CINCINNATI — Melissa English of Ohio Citizen Action will speak at the Christ Church Cathedral Community Issues Forum on December 2. Ms. English will present information from the report The Future is Now: A Citizens’ Audit of the Rumpke Sanitary Landfill and Regional Solid Waste Management, co-written with Property Owners Want […]

Good Neighbor Campaigns

5,342 citizens urge Rumpke to drop plans to expand landfill and be a good neighbor

CINCINNATI — Since April, 5,342 letters, messages and drawings have streamed into Rumpke headquarters in Colerain Township from people who believe in a better way to manage the region’s waste. These citizens do not agree that expanding the landfill in Colerain Township is necessary or wise and many have criticized the […]