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Feds propose air-pollution limits for coal-fired power plants
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Feds propose air-pollution limits for coal-fired power plants

WASHINGTON, D.C. — “Federal environmental authorities say proposed rules to cut air pollution at coal-fired power plants would save lives and cut health-care costs. To meet the standards, including cutting mercury pollution by 91 percent, power companies in Ohio and nationwide would have to install more scrubbers and filters. Some […]

Ohio ranked 2nd in health effects from coal-fired power plants
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Ohio ranked 2nd in health effects from coal-fired power plants

CHESHIRE — “According to a new study by The Clean Air Task Force, Columbus ranks 13th in the nation for health risks from power plant pollution. The report claims Ohio is the second worst state in the nation for deaths from coal-fired power plants. The Clean Air Task Force estimates […]

Coal ash report reveals 4 additional Ohio sites, 39 nationwide
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Coal ash report reveals 4 additional Ohio sites, 39 nationwide

As coal ash hearings begin across the country, impacted citizens criticize companies and lack of government regulation COLUMBUS – As the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers how to regulate toxic waste from coal plants, Environmental Integrity Project, Earthjustice and Sierra Club issued a report today on the nationwide scope of […]

AEP to close Picway plant most of the year
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AEP to close Picway plant most of the year

Utility will run older generators at 6 plants only during summer COLUMBUS — “In a cost-cutting measure, American Electric Power will scale back operations at six power plants, including its Picway plant near Lockbourne and its Muskingum River plant near Beverly in Washington County… The affected generators at Picway, Muskingum […]

American Electric Power to idle 10 coal-fired generation units
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American Electric Power to idle 10 coal-fired generation units

NEW YORK, NY — “American Electric Power Co. (AEP) plans to idle an estimated 1,925 megawatts of coal-fired generation as part of cost-cutting measures amid a slow recovery in electricity demand, the company said Wednesday. Columbus, Ohio-based AEP, one of the nation’s largest utilities, will cut staff at 10 generation […]