Archive for July, 2011

Consumers’ counsel in Kasich’s crosshairs
Energy

Consumers’ counsel in Kasich’s crosshairs

COLUMBUS — “As of July 15, the average bill an Ohio residential ratepayer faced (in eight major Ohio cities) for 750 kilowatt hours of electricity was $99.17, according to Public Utilities Commission of Ohio survey data. In Cleveland, the price for 750 kwh was $98.35; in Akron, $99.38; in Columbus, […]

Ohio Supreme Court will hear Rumpke utility appeal
Good Neighbor Campaigns

Ohio Supreme Court will hear Rumpke utility appeal

COLUMBUS — “Reversing a December decision, the Ohio Supreme Court has agreed to hear Colerain Township’s appeal of a decision that the Rumpke Landfill is a public utility. The court announced today that it has accepted a discretionary appeal to hear the case filed by Colerain Township… Trustee Joseph Wolterman […]

Coal

New multimedia report shows Chicago-Wyoming coal connection

CHICAGO, IL — “Chicago teen Luis Vega is an unlikely voice for clean air after a coal-fired power plant threatened the health of his community. He rallied youth and organized a march to protest the Fisk Generating Station, which imported nearly one million tons of coal from Wyoming last year. […]

Why America has to get off coal
Coal

Why America has to get off coal

NEW YORK, NY — “One of the frightening new realities in Washington is that many strongly held policy positions are built on untruths. One of the most persistent untruths is that we can’t afford to move away from coal-powered electricity. The truth is, we can’t afford not to quit coal. […]

Emanuel, aldermen send message to Chicago coal-fired power plants
Coal

Emanuel, aldermen send message to Chicago coal-fired power plants

CHICAGO, IL — “The company that owns two pollution-spewing coal-fired power plants targeted by environmental activists could be forced to talk clean-up with Mayor Rahm Emanuel after an ordinance was unveiled today that could halt their operations. Although a nearly identical reform measure previously languished in committee, the new one […]

Hearings set on Duke request
Coal / Duke Energy / Energy

Hearings set on Duke request

CINCINNATI — “Four local public hearings on Duke Energy’s proposed nine-year electric rate plan have been scheduled by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. Residential customers in Ohio would pay about $4 a month more initially under the proposal, which still must be approved by the PUCO. The plan would […]

NRC lists 2 Davis-Besse issues
FirstEnergy

NRC lists 2 Davis-Besse issues

Neither seen as imminent threat, but plant safety ‘degraded’ OAK HARBOR — “Two Davis-Besse direct-current electrical systems were in ‘an unanalyzed condition that significantly degrades plant safety’ for years, according to an event report posted Wednesday on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Web site. While the government regulator acknowledged the two issues […]

Residents request open forum meeting
Coal / Coal Ash / FirstEnergy

Residents request open forum meeting

HOOKSTOWN, PA — “As representatives of the FirstEnergy Generation Corp. conduct information meetings in Greene Township, Pa. about a proposed coal-combustion byproduct (CCB) disposal facility, residents opposed say they are still waiting for an open forum meeting… Roni Kampmeyer community organizer for Citizens Against Coal Ash (CACA), said the group has […]

New study links mountaintop removal to 60,000 additional cancer cases
Mountaintop Removal

New study links mountaintop removal to 60,000 additional cancer cases

WEST VIRGINIA — “Among the 1.2 million American citizens living in mountaintop removal mining counties in central Appalachia, an additional 60,000 cases of cancer are directly linked to the federally sanctioned strip-mining practice. That is the damning conclusion in a breakthrough study, released last night in the peer-reviewed Journal of […]

W.Va. Coal Association ask judge to dismiss lawsuit over Blair Mountain
Coal / Mountaintop Removal

W.Va. Coal Association ask judge to dismiss lawsuit over Blair Mountain

MORGANTOWN, W.V. — “The federal government and the West Virginia Coal Association want a judge to dismiss a lawsuit aimed at protecting Logan County’s Blair Mountain from surface mining and returning it to the National Register of Historic Places.  In new court filings in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., […]