Archive for April 3rd, 2017

An staff member with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Division nets musky on Lake St. Clair in a 2009 photo. As the DNR conducts fish surveys, some of the catch are shared with the Department of Environmental Quality for analysis of the levels of mercury and other toxins in the fish's tissues.(Credit: Michigan Department of Environmental Quality)
Great Lakes / Water Quality

Scientists puzzled by mercury’s jump in Great Lakes fish

DETROIT, MI — “It’s not supposed to be like this. Though advisories about toxic mercury in fish have continued in Michigan and the surrounding Great Lakes, with recommendations to limit consumption of certain species to a few times per month, the amount of mercury found in fish tissues has dropped […]

Ohio House vote to kill renewable-energy standards reveals lawmakers looking backwards to the horse-and-buggy era instead of positioning Ohio for the future, Thomas Suddes writes. (Credit: Plain Dealer historical photograph collection/Cleveland Press photo 1986)
Freeze on Clean Energy

Ohio House vote to kill renewable-energy standards a return to horse-and-buggy mindset: Thomas Suddes (Opinion)

CLEVELAND — “If Henry Ford had started tinkering with cars in, say, a backyard shed in Ohio rather than one in Detroit, Ohio’s House of Representatives probably would have passed a bill loudly proclaiming that Ohio was and always would be a pro-horse state. That’s how it seems, given Thursday’s […]

Ohio Statehouse
Freeze on Clean Energy

Ohio House debates renewable energy and misinformation abounds

COLUMBUS — “The Ohio House of Representatives just debated and passed another bill to rollback the state’s renewable energy portfolio standard. Proponents of the bill – HB 114 – engaged in misleading attacks on the booming renewable energy industry. What follows are a few examples of the misleading claims and […]

The Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station (Credit: NRC)
Energy / FirstEnergy

FirstEnergy makes big push for ‘zero emission credits’

AKRON — “The cost of supporting some of the region’s aging nuclear power plants might be about to land on the bills of Ohio ratepayers, and that might include the cost of subsidizing a nuclear plant in Pennsylvania owed by Akron-based FirstEnergy Corp. The firm is desperately hoping that Ohio […]