Archive for December, 2012

Rainforest Action Network mourns the unexpected loss of our visionary Executive Director Rebecca Tarbotton
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Rainforest Action Network mourns the unexpected loss of our visionary Executive Director Rebecca Tarbotton

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — “Rainforest Action Network (RAN), and the community that has grown around it for more than 25 years, are mourning the sudden and tragic loss of Executive Director, Rebecca Tarbotton, who died unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 26. A self-proclaimed “pragmatic idealist,” Rebecca Tarbotton (‘Becky’ to friends and […]

Ohio Citizen Action

Can a child’s drawing change the world?

CINCINNATI — If there’s one thing everyone remembers about Ohio Citizen Action, it’s that we are the people who knock on your door every year.  We ask you to join the organization and write a personal letter to a key decision-maker in our campaigns  for safe drinking water and clean […]

Happy Holidays
Ohio Citizen Action

Happy Holidays

Good Neighbor Campaigns

Rumpke gets $32M for plant

CINCINNATI — “Rumpke Consolidated Cos. Inc. will receive $32 million in government financing for a new recycling plant to replace one severely damaged by fire in April. The financing is the first such deal ever authorized for a recycling facility by the Ohio Air Quality Development Authority.  It approved issuance […]

Power company loses some of its appetite for coal
AEP / Coal / Energy

Power company loses some of its appetite for coal

WASHINGTON, DC — “American Electric Power, or A.E.P., the nation’s biggest consumer of coal, announced that it would shut its coal-burning boilers at the Big Sandy electric power plant near Louisa, Ky., a 1,100-megawatt facility that since the early 1960s has been burning coal that was mined locally. Big Sandy […]

Soot patrol
Coal / Energy

Soot patrol

AKRON — “When Congress approved and then renewed the Clean Air Act, it placed the priority on public health. The federal Environmental Protection Agency has the job of ensuring the law fulfills its purpose. Thus, armed with scientific studies and court rulings, the agency announced last week a new standard […]

AMP-Ohio gets extension for power plant decision
AMP / Coal / Energy

AMP-Ohio gets extension for power plant decision

COLUMBUS — “American Municipal Power-Ohio has been given another 18 months to make a decision on its proposed power plant in Meigs County, WOUB reports. The Ohio Power Siting Board in 2008 approved its plans to build a coal-fired power plant in southeast Ohio. A five-year time limit was placed […]

93 state development deals fall short
Baard Energy / Coal / Energy

93 state development deals fall short

COLUMBUS — “Many of the companies that receive economic-development incentives from Ohio, many promising to add or retain jobs, do not hold up their end of the deal. Last year, 64 percent kept their promises, according to a report from Attorney General Mike DeWine.” — Dan Gearino, Columbus Dispatch link […]

Group’s dogged environmental work aims to clean up Pilsen
Coal / Good Neighbor Campaigns

Group’s dogged environmental work aims to clean up Pilsen

PILSEN, IL — “The group, which has 10 core members, meets once a week at the home of Leila Mendez — one of many residents who attributes her family’s health problems to polluters including smelter H. Kramer and Co. and the coal-fired power plants, Fisk and Crawford. Since their formation […]

Ohio could blaze trail in electric, gas reform
Energy

Ohio could blaze trail in electric, gas reform

COLUMBUS — “If you heat your home with natural gas, your service could be about to change in a big way. And changes for electricity customers might not be far behind. Efforts to overhaul pricing of those services in Ohio are under way, and if proponents are successful, the Buckeye […]