Scrapping of mercury-pollution rule for Ohio River under fire Scrapping of mercury-pollution rule for Ohio River under fire
Kasich rejects property-tax break for power plants Kasich rejects property-tax break for power plants
Karaoke Challenge July 31, 2015 in Cincinnati Karaoke Challenge July 31, 2015 in Cincinnati
Victory! Governor Kasich line-item vetoes the Tangible Personal Property Tax giveaway to utilities Victory! Governor Kasich line-item vetoes the Tangible Personal Property Tax giveaway to utilities
Ohio Utility Bailouts What’s the problem?

What’s the problem?

Ohio is at a crossroads about the future of energy use in our state. As ratepayers we need to speak out now. Three of Ohio’s four largest utilities — companies that rarely agree on anything — are teaming up in an attempt to dial back on deregulation. Duke and AEP […]

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Meet Team Karaoke Glory Train
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Meet Team Karaoke Glory Train

CINCINNATI — Introducing Team Karaoke Glory Train, ten brave, dedicated souls who will spend the next few weeks raising money to sponsor them as contestants in Rock ‘n Roll Against Dirty Coal: Live Band Karaoke Challenge. This is the second year for the karaoke contest fundraiser, scheduled for Friday, July […]

Broadview Heights, site of this natural gas well, is one of several communities that filed briefs in support of Munroe Falls battle to uphold its ability to control local drilling.Lynn Ischay, The Plain Dealer
Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing

Judge tosses drilling suit; moms say ‘not giving up’

BROADVIEW HTS — “A community activist group near Cleveland that opposes oil and gas wells in residential neighborhoods said it plans to appeal a judge’s decision to dismiss its lawsuit against the state. Mothers Against Drilling in Our Neighborhood, which is based in Broadview Heights, claimed that the city’s Community […]

Scrapping of mercury-pollution rule for Ohio River under fire
Coal

Scrapping of mercury-pollution rule for Ohio River under fire

Proposed elimination seen by some as threat to environment, people COLUMBUS — “A multistate commission that oversees the health of the Ohio River is considering relaxing rules on mercury pollution, which has long been considered a threat to the river and the people who eat its fish. The proposed changes […]

Clean Power Plan battle looms
Clean Power Plan / Coal / Energy

Clean Power Plan battle looms

Obama proposal due in days; critics say it’s far too costly WASHINGTON, DC — “Late last month the Supreme Court rejected the Obama Administration’s attempt to impose stronger rules on mercury, another major pollutant caused by burning coal. Mercury is a neurotoxin shown to affect brain development of young children. […]

Ohio businesses singled out in Gov. Kasich’s vetoes
Energy

Ohio businesses singled out in Gov. Kasich’s vetoes

Major impact to be felt on wide range of businesses, including insurance companies, power plants and local chambers of commerce COLUMBUS — “Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s veto pen — used more this year than on any other budget during his tenure as governor — will have a major impact on […]

Kasich rejects property-tax break for power plants
AEP / Coal / Energy

Kasich rejects property-tax break for power plants

COLUMBUS — “Gov. John Kasich has used his line-item veto to reject a property-tax break for owners of power plants. The change in tax law had been sought by American Electric Power and was inserted into the larger budget bill passed by Ohio House and Senate leaders. It was opposed […]

Karaoke Challenge July 31, 2015 in Cincinnati
Ohio Citizen Action

Karaoke Challenge July 31, 2015 in Cincinnati

CINCINNATI — “Live the rock star dream in this live band karaoke contest fundraiser, featuring Sexy Time (the live band karaoke guys) and the Make Me Sing Scare-aoke Challenge. Admission: Suggested contribution of $20. Tickets also available at the door. Proceeds benefit Ohio Citizen Action’s campaigns to stop a consumer bailout […]

Study: Energy efficiency saved US $800 billion last year
Energy

Study: Energy efficiency saved US $800 billion last year

WASHINGTON, DC — “Energy efficiency is saving the United States hundreds of billions of dollars each year, finds a new analysis of the nation’s energy consumption as it relates to economic activity. According to ACEEE, it amounted to $800 billion in 2014, or about $2,500 per capita. Among the advances in […]

Victory! Governor Kasich line-item vetoes the Tangible Personal Property Tax giveaway to utilities
AEP / Coal / Energy / FirstEnergy / Victory

Victory! Governor Kasich line-item vetoes the Tangible Personal Property Tax giveaway to utilities

COLUMBUS — With just hours to go before the deadline last night, Governor John Kasich signed the 2016-2017 budget into law, minus the last-minute amendment that would have transferred a key utility property tax on to consumers. Ohio Citizen Action members and friends were heard. More than 500 phone calls […]

Controversial hazardous-waste incinerator to pay fine for ash cloud
Good Neighbor Campaigns

Controversial hazardous-waste incinerator to pay fine for ash cloud

EAST LIVERPOOL — “Under the settlement, Heritage will pay the Ohio EPA $34,000 for the 761 pounds of ash that spewed into the surrounding area. The company also is required to make changes to prevent future problems at the facility, located about 175 miles east of Columbus along the Ohio […]