Archive for July, 2012

Nation’s largest coal ash dump to be shut down
Coal / Coal Ash / Energy

Nation’s largest coal ash dump to be shut down

GREENE TWP, PA — “Pennsylvania and national groups today are calling attention to a major court filing made late July 27 by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) that will result in the closure of Little Blue Run, the nation’s largest coal ash impoundment. The state action filed […]

Good Neighbor Campaigns

Panel says C8 likely linked to diseases

CHARLESTON, WV — “A science panel has found probable links between mid-Ohio Valley residents’ exposure to a chemical used by a DuPont plant in West Virginia and both thyroid disease and ulcerative colitis, a type of inflammatory bowel disease, attorneys for the residents said yesterday. The C8 Science Panel also […]

Daring protesters shut Down Obama backed strip mine in West Virginia
Coal / Mountaintop Removal

Daring protesters shut Down Obama backed strip mine in West Virginia

LINCOLN COUNTY, WV — “Ramping up renewed efforts to end mountaintop removal mining in central Appalachia, scores of protesters staged a daring action at the controversial Hobet strip mine today in Lincoln County, West Virginia, shutting down operations through a series of coordinated lock downs, tree-sits and banner drops. In […]

27 gigawatts of coal-fired capacity to retire over next five years
Coal / Energy

27 gigawatts of coal-fired capacity to retire over next five years

WASHINGTON, DC — “Plant owners and operators report to EIA that they expect to retire almost 27 gigawatts (GW) of capacity from 175 coal-fired generators between 2012 and 2016. In 2011, there were 1,387 coal-fired generators in the United States, totaling almost 318 GW. The 27 GW of retiring capacity […]

Prairie State reverses course on Illinois coal ash site
Coal / Coal Ash / Energy / Prairie State Coal Plant

Prairie State reverses course on Illinois coal ash site

WASHINGTON COUNTY, IL — “On June 26, the Washington County Board met behind closed doors with the lawyer from Prairie State and passed an amendment to an ordinance that granted the company permission to build a 720-acre coal ash landfill on flat farmland near the controversial Marissa, Illinois, plant. The […]

Music for the Mountains CD now available as a digital download
Mountaintop Removal

Music for the Mountains CD now available as a digital download

CINCINNATI — The Music for the Mountains 2011 compilation is now available as a digital download from This Is American Music! Twenty songs by artists like Magnolia Mountain, The Tillers, The Hiders, Shiny and the Spoon, Duquette Johnston, Chuck and Lisa from Wussy, Joey Kneiser from Glossary, Frontier Folk Nebraska, […]

Developmental organizations should get involved in waste reduction to generate revenue and create jobs
Cleveland Incinerator

Developmental organizations should get involved in waste reduction to generate revenue and create jobs

CLEVELAND — “These groups already in place in Cleveland are well positioned to help develop proposals that would reduce waste, and generate income for neighborhood groups. As evidenced at the Cleveland Recycling/Composting these local groups already have contact with local and national public and private sector experts in reuse, recycling […]

Anderson Twp. considers electric aggregation
Cincinnati Electric and Gas Aggregation / Energy

Anderson Twp. considers electric aggregation

ANDERSON TWP — “Anderson Township residents could see some electric savings this year if township officials move forward with an electric aggregation proposal. Assistant Administrator Suzanne Parker said they’ve been looking at options for electric aggregation where township officials would negotiate with electric companies for a lower rate, with the […]

Alexander Cockburn (1941-2012)
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Alexander Cockburn (1941-2012)

CLEVELAND – Alexander Cockburn, a brilliant and influential journalist, author and social critic, died in Bad Salzhausen, Germany, on Saturday. Born in Scotland, raised in Ireland, Cockburn had lived in the United States since 1972. He was much taken with a passage from Tristes Tropiques (1955) by anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss: […]

Report: Mountaintop removal coal exports rising
Coal / Energy / Mountaintop Removal

Report: Mountaintop removal coal exports rising

WASHINGTON, DC — “As House Republicans this morning begin another in a series of their hearings trying to somehow turn the federal Office of Surface Mining’s somewhat bumbling efforts to rewrite the stream “buffer zone” rule into an attack on jobs as part of the Obama administration’s alleged “war on […]