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Ohio Citizen Action asks Attorney General to investigate funding for Baard Project
Baard Energy / Coal

Ohio Citizen Action asks Attorney General to investigate funding for Baard Project

COLUMBUS — Catherine Turcer, director of Ohio Citizen Action’s Money in Politics, today asked Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray to investigate whether the State of Ohio can recoup funds it has sent to the Columbiana County Port Authority for the proposed Baard Energy coal refinery. The Ohio Department of Development […]

“There are no mature coal-to-oil precedents in the world except for South Africa”
Baard Energy / Coal

“There are no mature coal-to-oil precedents in the world except for South Africa”

BEIJING, CHINA – “With the prices of oil being high, a mania of investment in coal-to-oil had appeared in China two years earlier. But the mania was calmed down with the restraining order from the Chinese National Development and Reform Commission, which issued on July 7, 2006 the Notice on […]

Columbiana County Port Authority chief incensed at Ohio Citizen Action investigation of proposed Baard Energy refinery
Baard Energy / Coal

Columbiana County Port Authority chief incensed at Ohio Citizen Action investigation of proposed Baard Energy refinery

COLUMBUS – “I am writing you on behalf of Ohio Citizen Action, a consumer advocacy group, in regards to Baard Energy’s proposed coal to liquids facility for Wellsville, Ohio, and any existing or potential involvement they may have with your company.  I am interested in whether or not Baard Energy […]

Mountaintop mining poisons fish
Coal / Mountaintop Removal

Mountaintop mining poisons fish

WINSTON- SALEM, NC — “Dead and deformed fish indicate selenium pollution from mountaintop coal mining is causing permanent damage to the environment and poses serious health risks, says a Wake Forest University biologist who will brief U.S. Senators on his research Feb. 23. Selenium pollution affects fish first, so they […]

Baard still coming, chamber official says
Baard Energy / Coal

Baard still coming, chamber official says

WELLSVILLE – “The Baard Energy plant is still a reality and is coming to the area, according to Wellsville Area Chamber of Commerce President Randy Allmon.Allmon told the chamber Thursday a meeting was held with Baard officials and ‘they are still coming.’ After the chamber meeting, Allmon said he and […]

Another voice, another record, to stop mountaintop removal coal mining
Coal / Mountaintop Removal

Another voice, another record, to stop mountaintop removal coal mining

WASHINGTON, DC — “Another co-sponsorship record was achieved today when Rep. Michael Michaud (D) of Maine’s 2nd District became the 164th co-sponsor to sign onto the Clean Water Protection Act (H.R. 1310), an effective ban on mountaintop removal coal mining.  Rep. Michaud is a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure […]

What’s the matter with Midwestern Democrats and Coal?
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What’s the matter with Midwestern Democrats and Coal?

WASHINGTON, D.C. — “Have they turned their backs on the great American pastoral and our devastated coalfield communities and gobbled up the hook-line-and-sinker of Big Coal public relations shams and Big Coal lobby money? Instead of making false promises of more boom-bust jobs in a heavily mechanized industry—strip mining strips […]

Another Massey coal slurry spill in Martin County
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Another Massey coal slurry spill in Martin County

“This morning Kentuckians for the Commonwealth member Mickey McCoy, a resident of Martin County, discovered that a stream near his home, the Coldwater Fork, was running gray and black from a slurry spill at a coal processing facility owned by Massey Energy. These types of spills threaten the health of […]

Minor slurry spill reported in Martin County, Kentucky
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Minor slurry spill reported in Martin County, Kentucky

MARTIN COUNTY, KY — “The Martin County Sheriff’s Office says a slurry spill has been reported along Coldwater Branch, which is also Route 908. Dispatchers tell WSAZ.com that the spill was reported between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. Tuesday. They say Martin County Coal contacted the Kentucky Environmental Protection Agency […]

Massey changes executives’ severance formula
Coal / Mountaintop Removal

Massey changes executives’ severance formula

CHARLESTON, WV — “Massey Energy says it’s changed the way it would pay severance packages for several top executives if the Richmond, Va.-based coal company is sold. Massey says in a regulatory filing that Chief Executive Don Blankenship and three others would receive fixed lump sum cash payments under a […]