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A municipal power co-op tied to area towns tackles a $2 billion hydroelectric project
AMP / Coal

A municipal power co-op tied to area towns tackles a $2 billion hydroelectric project

TOLEDO – “‘Trust me,’ said Marc Gerken, AMP president and chief executive officer. ‘It’s fun running a hydro plant compared to a coal plant.’” “[Napoleon City Manager Jon Bisher, who also chairs AMP’s board of directors] said he was disappointed by the backlash AMP received over the Meigs County project. […]

Group questions Baard property funding
Baard Energy / Coal

Group questions Baard property funding

LISBON – “A consumer advocacy group is questioning the use of tax dollars to secure property for the Baard Energy project since some of it went to a man later convicted of operating a meth lab on his land.” “Ohio Citizen Action‘s Catherine Turcer sent a letter this week to […]

Ohio Citizen Action files formal request for documents on Gov. Strickland’s role in State money going to Baard Energy
Baard Energy / Coal

Ohio Citizen Action files formal request for documents on Gov. Strickland’s role in State money going to Baard Energy

COLUMBUS — Ohio Citizen Action today filed a formal public records request with the Office of Ohio Governor Ted Strickland for documents concerning the role Governor Strickland and his staff played in securing State money for the controversial proposed Baard Energy refinery in Wellsville. Catherine Turcer, Director, Money in Politics Project, Ohio […]

Clean Water Call-in Day March 15
Mountaintop Removal

Clean Water Call-in Day March 15

COLUMBUS — Help stop the dumping of mining waste in our water.  Please call the White House on March 15 and ask President Obama to restore the Clean Water Act’s prohibition on filling waters with waste. The Problem: Taking advantage of a loophole that the Bush administration created in Clean […]

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 […]