Archive for November, 2011

Cleveland Incinerator

Cleveland residents oppose proposed Ridge Rd incinerator

Blankenship resurfaces – with a morality lecture?
Coal / Mountaintop Removal

Blankenship resurfaces – with a morality lecture?

WEST VIRGINIA — “Without a doubt, one question I get asked more than any other is: ‘What’s Don Blankenship up to these days?’ One thing I know for sure is that Blankenship testified under oath a few months ago that he now lives in Johnson City, Tenn. I haven’t been […]

EPA Said to Give Power Companies Options to Delay Pollution Rule
AEP / Coal

EPA Said to Give Power Companies Options to Delay Pollution Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. — “The Environmental Protection Agency would let power plants apply for more time to comply with new pollution standards under a rule sent to the White House for review, according to people familiar with the process. The EPA stopped short of granting an across-the-board delay in implementing the […]

Can coal plants afford EPA’s new air-toxics rule
Coal

Can coal plants afford EPA’s new air-toxics rule

LAWRENCEBURG, IN — “There’s another side to this story, however, and it’s well represented by Brandon Shores, one of Constellation Energy’s biggest coal-fired plants (almost 1,300 megawatts), just outside Baltimore on the Chesapeake Bay. Its scrubber has been running since early last year — because it’s required by Maryland law. […]

Please write U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown
Coal

Please write U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown

Too many Ohioans die from pollution from coal burning power plants Ohio produces more air pollution than any state in the country, largely due to the fact that 82% of our electricity comes from coal burning power plants. Pollution released from coal plants comes from harmful gases, metals, and fine […]

Benefit of the rules
Energy

Benefit of the rules

AKRON — “A recent report in the Washington Post proved revealing. It examined data from surveys conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the agency asking businesses the leading reasons for their job cuts. In 2010, just 0.3 percent of layoffs were due to ‘government regulations/intervention.’ A far more telling, […]

Letter to Senator Sherrod Brown
Coal

Letter to Senator Sherrod Brown

Report highlights Obama’s broken environmental promises
Coal

Report highlights Obama’s broken environmental promises

Critics say White House office operates as ‘one-stop wrecking machine’ for important environmental protections WASHINGTON, DC — “Oira was set up by Congress with the purpose of performing a last review of government regulations to see how they would work once they were put into effect. Its current chief is […]

Recycling in bars, restaurants makes big impact in first year
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Recycling in bars, restaurants makes big impact in first year

CINCINNATI — “Tom+Chee co-owner Corey Ward was baffled last year when a Rumpke representative told him they couldn’t supply recycling services to his grilled cheese and tomato soup shop on East Court Street. ‘Every beverage we serve comes in plastic or glass,’ Ward said. ‘We had customers asking if we […]

Iowa enjoys inspirational progress within wind energy industry
Energy

Iowa enjoys inspirational progress within wind energy industry

SIOUX CITY, IA — “Iowa has become one of the nation’s leaders in wind energy. In fact, the state’s 2,800 wind turbines can pump out 4,375 megawatts – second in the nation only to Texas’ 10,000 megawatts. And while we appreciate and support the push to diversity our nation’s energy […]