Archive for January, 2011

Baard Energy’s Florida investor, Planck Trading, is in a “virtual office”
Baard Energy / Coal

Baard Energy’s Florida investor, Planck Trading, is in a “virtual office”

BOCA RATON, FL — While asserting that “investors in the coal and energy markets have committed $2.5 billion” to his coal refinery project, Baard Energy CEO John Baardson has only named one of them, Planck Trading LLC of Boca Raton, Florida. According to Tracy Drake, CEO of the Columbiana County […]

Judgment against Baard Energy for stiffing contractor
Baard Energy / Coal

Judgment against Baard Energy for stiffing contractor

CINCINNATI — “The Court grants Plaintiff’s motion for default judgment. In accordance with Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 55(b)(2), the Court orders the Clerk to enter default judgment in favor of Plaintiff CH2MHill, Inc., and against Defendants Ohio River Clean Fuels, LLC, and Baard Energy, Inc., jointly and severally, in […]

Two events to help stop mountaintop removal
Coal / Mountaintop Removal

Two events to help stop mountaintop removal

Nationally-known author Jeff Biggers and award-winning film maker Mari-Lynn Evans visit Greater Cincinnati for weekend of events to stop mountaintop removal coal mining, February 11 & 12 CINCINNATI — Greater Cincinnati will soon host two highly celebrated artists and outspoken critics of mountaintop removal coal mining during a weekend of […]

Southeast Side leaders to air concerns on coal gasification plant
Coal / Energy

Southeast Side leaders to air concerns on coal gasification plant

Meeting on Thursday will address proposed synthetic-gas facility CHICAGO — “Southeast Side community leaders, angry that they were not asked to weigh in on a proposed plant that would turn coal into synthetic gas, have called a meeting Thursday to discuss the project’s environmental and economic impacts. ‘Since there was […]

Award-winning speaker lectures about mountaintop removal
Coal / Mountaintop Removal

Award-winning speaker lectures about mountaintop removal

MARIETTA — “The presentation is funded by the Hartel mini-grant, secured by associate English professor Tim Catalano. He discusses mountaintop removal as a part of his Writing 306 course on the rhetoric of science. Students examine how science is incorporated in environmental arguments and read Erik Reece’s book ‘Lost Mountain,’ […]

Cost of electric power report: Enormous health and water impacts of coal and nuclear power “hidden” from consumers
Coal / Energy

Cost of electric power report: Enormous health and water impacts of coal and nuclear power “hidden” from consumers

WASHINGTON, D.C —”The new report, “Benefits of Beyond Business as Usual,” explains that the existing coal-fired electric power fleet is responsible for: • Between 8,000 and 34,000 premature deaths from inhaling fine particulate matter from coal combustion, at a cost to society of $64 to $272 billion — up to […]

Study: Mercury pollution concentrated in four states
Coal / Energy

Study: Mercury pollution concentrated in four states

BOSTON, MA — “Power plants in four states—Texas, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia—cause more than 35% of all mercury pollution from U.S. power plants, an environmental group reports Wednesday. The nation’s 451 power plants dumped 134,365 pounds of mercury into the air and water in 2009, and 28% of the […]

EPA right to reject mountaintop removal
Coal / Mountaintop Removal

EPA right to reject mountaintop removal

Coal mine would have destroyed rivers, habitat, communities CHARLOTTE, NC — “Judging by the gnashing and wailing of coal miners and coal mine owners, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to revoke a permit it had issued for mountaintop destruction to extract coal is an irresponsible deed. In their version, […]

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7,840 parents, neighbors, children, and business owners urge Kokosing Asphalt to do more to reduce pollution

CLEVELAND — Since April 2010, 7,840 Ohioans have sent letters, messages, and children’s drawings to decision makers at Kokosing Asphalt urging the company to take the necessary steps to reduce its pollution as close to zero as possible.  Some letters have come from parents who understand what it’s like to […]

Free electronic waste drop-off program ends Jan. 31
Good Neighbor Campaigns

Free electronic waste drop-off program ends Jan. 31

CINCINNATI — “Clermont and Hamilton County citizens can take advantage of a free electronic waste or ‘e-waste’ disposal event in Blue Ash through the end of January. 2TRG is accepting all electronics, such as computers, televisions, monitors, keyboards, fax machines, mainframes, televisions, printers, and telephones at their facility, located at […]