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East Kentucky Power delays coal plant
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East Kentucky Power delays coal plant

Says it hasn’t abandoned plan LEXINGTON, KY — “East Kentucky Power Cooperative is backing away, at least for a while, from its long-sought plans to build a new coal-fired power plant in Clark County. The cooperative filed a request with the state Public Service Commission on Thursday asking that the […]

Rep. Martin Heinrich of New Mexico becomes 170th sponsor of the bill to ban mountaintop removal coal mining
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Rep. Martin Heinrich of New Mexico becomes 170th sponsor of the bill to ban mountaintop removal coal mining

WASHINGTON, DC — Rep. Martin Heinrich, representing Albuquerque, New Mexico, has become the 170th sponsor of the Clean Water Protection Act, H.R. 1310. The bill would effectively ban future mountaintop removal coal mining projects. Before his election in 2008, he was an Albuquerque City Councilor. Heinrich is the first Democrat […]

Coal / Mountaintop Removal

Mountaintop removal ban reaches 169 co-sponsors with Reps. John Adler (NJ) and Stephen Lynch (MA)

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. House bill to ban mountaintop removal coal mining has now reached 169 co-sponsors, with the addition of Reps. John Adler (NJ) and Stephen Lynch (MA). This number includes chief sponsor of H.R. 1310, Rep. Frank Pallone (NJ). Adler represents a swing district in central New […]

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Three coal ash neighbors tell regulators to quit stalling

WASHINGTON, D.C. — “Three ‘victims’ of coal ash met with the White House’s regulatory office April 12 to call on Cass Sunstein, administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, to stop blocking a pending U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rule that would protect communities from the ‘toxic material,’ according […]

Platts Electric Utility Week reports on Baard Energy project
Baard Energy / Coal

Platts Electric Utility Week reports on Baard Energy project

NEW YORK, NY — “In a previous incarnation – the [Baard Energy] project has undergone several over the years – the [power plant for the coal refinery] was projected to generate only about 250 MW. Now, that figure has been bumped up to 500 MW in an effort to capitalize […]

Coal ash neighbors tell White House regulators in Washington, D.C. to quit stalling while they live in dangerous conditions
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Coal ash neighbors tell White House regulators in Washington, D.C. to quit stalling while they live in dangerous conditions

WASHINGTON, DC – A delegation of three neighbors of toxic coal ash met with the White House’s regulatory office today to call on “regulatory czar” Cass Sunstein to stop blocking a pending EPA rule that would protect communities from the toxic material. They were told a rule is coming but […]

You can make a difference for West Virginia
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You can make a difference for West Virginia

KAYFORD MOUNTAIN, WV — “Here on Kayford Mountain, we’ve seen our share of hardship this year in the form of drive by shootings, thugs threatening people’s lives during our family reunion, and other forms of violence. As we get closer to stopping mountaintop removal, people are getting scared, and I […]

Photo gallery: Baard Energy’s proposed coal refinery site
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Photo gallery: Baard Energy’s proposed coal refinery site

The property along Sixteen School Road in Wellsville, Ohio, is being sought after by Columbiana County Port Authority on behalf of Baard Energy, for Baard’s proposed coal to liquids refinery.  The following photos display some of that property and the topography of the area.

Obama hears case for AMP in Meigs
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Obama hears case for AMP in Meigs

POMEROY — “Two weeks ago while US Congressman Charlie Wilson was flying aboard Air Force One with President Barack Obama, the topic of how to keep Meigs County as a viable site for American Municipal Power was a topic of conversation, according to Wilson. AMP has said it’s considering redesigning […]

Congressman Charlie Wilson backs small businesses, Baard Energy
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Congressman Charlie Wilson backs small businesses, Baard Energy

WELLSVILLE — “The Riverside Roadhouse was packed Friday with Wellsville village and Columbiana County officials, small business owners and others anxious to hear U.S. Rep. Charlie Wilson (D-6th) speak about local economic development efforts… Wilson then turned his attention the Baard Ohio River Clean Fuels Energy Project. ‘In our state […]