Archive for September, 2012

Study on East Liverpool, surrounding area’s children has alarming results
Good Neighbor Campaigns

Study on East Liverpool, surrounding area’s children has alarming results

EAST LIVERPOOL — “A couple of years ago the EPA sent out a report known as the Ohio Air Toxics report that showed air manganese concentration in different areas across the state. Of all those areas, East Liverpool and the surrounding area had three of the highest levels in the […]

Nearly four years in, what do cost-benefit data show for the major Obama EPA rules, and what do they imply for the economy?
Energy

Nearly four years in, what do cost-benefit data show for the major Obama EPA rules, and what do they imply for the economy?

WASHINGTON, DC — “The benefits of the finalized Obama EPA rules are valued at $144 billion a year (all figures in 2010 dollars).  Most of the benefits come from saving lives and other health benefits. They also include benefits such as substantially reduced fuel expenditures by consumers or increased worker […]

Solar Photovoltaic Cell/Module Shipments Report
Energy

Solar Photovoltaic Cell/Module Shipments Report

WASHINGTON, DC — “The U.S. solar photovoltaic (PV) industry continued its strong growth in 2011, despite the obstacles of an increasingly tough price-competitive marketplace, bankruptcies, and closings of several solar manufacturers. Total shipments of PV modules in 2011 hit a record high, increasing from 2,644,498 peak kilowatts (kWdc1 peak) in […]

Public memorial event for Larry Gibson set for October 14 in Charleston WV
Energy / Mountaintop Removal

Public memorial event for Larry Gibson set for October 14 in Charleston WV

CHARLESTON, WV — “Friends and family of Larry Gibson, the ‘Keeper of the Mountains,’ will celebrate his life and legacy on Sunday, October 14 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Charleston Municipal Auditorium, on the corner of Virginia and Truslow Streets, across from the Charleston Town Center Mall. The public […]

Ohio Citizen Action holds meeting in Galion about Prairie State, AMP responds
AMP / Coal / Energy / Prairie State Coal Plant

Ohio Citizen Action holds meeting in Galion about Prairie State, AMP responds

GALION — “A pub­lic meet­ing about PSEC was held Sept. 19 inside the Galion High School gym­na­sium. Sandy Buchanan, exec­u­tive direc­tor of Ohio Cit­i­zen Action, coor­di­nated the pub­lic meet­ing with the help of Galion cit­i­zen Don Faulds. Accord­ing to its web­site, OCA is a non-profit orga­ni­za­tion founded in 1975 and […]

Coal / Energy

In ’03, Gov. Romney backed coal limits

COLUMBUS — “As he assailed a coal-powered plant in 2003 for failing to meet his state’s clean-air standards, then-Gov. Mitt Romney said Massachusetts was under siege from ‘acid rain and air pollution from the Midwest’ and that it ‘would be wrong, even hypocritical’ not to pursue upgrades to ‘antiquated coal […]

Sandra Steingraber to keynote Cincinnati events celebrating 50th Anniversary of Silent Spring
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Sandra Steingraber to keynote Cincinnati events celebrating 50th Anniversary of Silent Spring

CINCINNATI — As part of its 2012 Sustainability Week events, Xavier University will bring noted activist, author and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber for a series of events. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Rachel Carson’s landmark work Silent Spring, which first sounded the alarm about chemical threats […]

Coal-fired plant firing up rate payers in Galion
AMP / Energy / Prairie State Coal Plant

Coal-fired plant firing up rate payers in Galion

GALION — “About 100 people filed into the Galion High School gymnasium Wednesday night to learn more about a controversial Aug. 29 report regarding the Prairie State coal-generated power plant. Galion and Shelby have contracts with the company through American Municipal Power Ohio, pacts that may cost both communities. David […]

A friend of the mountains remembered
Coal / Energy / Mountaintop Removal

A friend of the mountains remembered

KAYFORD, WV — “Larry Gibson’s parents never worried about finding him, when, as a boy, he wandered out into the forest. All they had to do was spot the hawk that followed him from the air. That’s how close Gibson was to the West Virginia mountains. He pined for those […]

Kucinich demands federal investigation of failed coal plant deal
AMP / Coal / Energy / Prairie State Coal Plant

Kucinich demands federal investigation of failed coal plant deal

CPP customers already on the hook for $19 million, 2.5 million households across eight states overpaying for electricity CLEVELAND — “Congressman Kucinich (D-OH) is calling for a federal investigation into a series of deals surrounding investments in the Prairie State Energy Campus, a new coal power plant and related facilities […]