Archive for October, 2012

Coal ash’s threat to N.C. water
Coal / Coal Ash / Energy

Coal ash’s threat to N.C. water

RALEIGH, NC — “Unfortunately, we may be saving our skies at the expense of our water. Earlier this month, my research team at Duke University published a peer-reviewed study that found high levels of arsenic, selenium and other toxic contaminants in coal ash residues and wastewater discharges generated by coal-fired […]

C8 linked to high cholesterol, panel says
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C8 linked to high cholesterol, panel says

CHARLESTON, WV — “A panel investigating the potential dangers of C8 has concluded that exposure is probably linked to high cholesterol in humans, adding to the list of health impacts from the DuPont Co. chemical. The C8 Science Panel’s latest finding adds to the conclusions of the group, which had […]

The campaign, black lung and Sen. Byrd
Coal / Energy

The campaign, black lung and Sen. Byrd

AUSTIN, TX — “The most important law passed during the last four years for coal miners, however, may be one of the most unpopular in rural West Virginia, Virginia and Kentucky. It’s the Affordable Care Act (aka, Obamacare) and within that law are benefits coal miners have been seeking for […]

EPA decision on Tenn. cleanup coming on Election Day – but still no word on new coal-ash standards
Coal / Coal Ash / Energy

EPA decision on Tenn. cleanup coming on Election Day – but still no word on new coal-ash standards

CHARLESTON, WV — “There’s plenty of evidence that EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson has never been all that hot to do anything about coal ash in the first place. The TVA coal-ash disaster in Tennessee occurred in December 2008, a couple of weeks after the election. Only a few months […]

Ohio Citizen Action introduces ActionGram app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod
Ohio Citizen Action

Ohio Citizen Action introduces ActionGram app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod

CLEVELAND – Ohio Citizen Action today introduced a free ActionGram app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod. Angela Oster, Citizen Action’s Web Editor, said, “The ActionGram takes the popular Postagram app one step further. With the Postagram app you can send real postcards from your iPhone, for example, using photos from […]

Asthma: Cleveland doctor, federal officials lobby for home visits, repairs to help children
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Asthma: Cleveland doctor, federal officials lobby for home visits, repairs to help children

CLEVELAND — “The air in Velma Lewis’ home on East 96th Street is heavy and difficult to breath. There’s mold growing under the flooring and there’s a cockroach infestation: small ones crunch under foot on the basement stairs, medium-sized bugs crawl up the counters and larger ones flit around the […]

Don Blankenship: ‘American competitionist’
Coal / Energy

Don Blankenship: ‘American competitionist’

CHARLESTON, WV — “We’ve had a couple of posts over the last few weeks (see here and here) about the recent activities of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship. Well, it seems Blankenship has also launched his own website, DonBlankenship.com. The site makes for some interesting reading, proclaiming Blankenship an […]

Citizen Action launches mobile website
Ohio Citizen Action

Citizen Action launches mobile website

CLEVELAND – Ohio Citizen Action today launched a mobile website for those who want to check on the latest news with their smartphones. The mobile website contains an easily readable list of all recent headlines on our main website, with links to the full text. The pages will load much […]

Consultant: End of Central Appalachian coal mining is near
Coal / Energy / Mountaintop Removal

Consultant: End of Central Appalachian coal mining is near

PITTSBURGH, PA — “Calling the uncertain future of Central Appalachian coal mining the ‘elephant in the room,’ industry consultant Alan Stagg said he expects mining in the high-cost region to cease in the next 10 to 20 years. Speaking at Platts Coal Marketing Days on Sept. 21, Stagg said producers […]

Obama EPA continues inaction on key rule, despite growing evidence of coal ash problems
Coal / Coal Ash / Energy

Obama EPA continues inaction on key rule, despite growing evidence of coal ash problems

WASHINGTON D.C. — “Sunday’s Washington Post included the following update from environmental reporter Juliet Eilperin on the important issue of regulating the handling and disposal of toxic coal ash from our nation’s power plants: In Maryland’s Zekiah Swamp, one of the Chesapeake Bay’s most important tributaries, 8.4 million tons of […]