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FirstEnergy chided for missing solar benchmarks
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FirstEnergy chided for missing solar benchmarks

TOLEDO — “Toledo needs FirstEnergy Corp. to get serious about solar energy, according to a city councilman who Thursday called for a public rebuke of the utility for its failure to meet state-required investment benchmarks. Councilman Joe McNamara told reporters FirstEnergy’s reluctance to embrace solar is costing Toledo jobs, a […]

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EPA releases plans of utilities

FirstEnergy, others outline actions that will be taken to make coal ash impoundments safer AKRON — “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday released plans developed by FirstEnergy Corp. and 14 other electric utilities describing what steps will be taken to make coal ash impoundments safer. The Akron utility, in […]

FirstEnergy says it will buy wind farm’s electricity
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FirstEnergy says it will buy wind farm’s electricity

Turbines being erected in western Ohio TOLEDO — “A FirstEnergy Corp. subsidiary has agreed to buy the electricity produced by 50 of at least 152 wind turbines being erected in Paulding and Van Wert counties in western Ohio, the state’s first large-scale wind farm under construction. FirstEnergy Solutions has entered […]

‘Angry and stunned’: AMP abandons Meigs project
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‘Angry and stunned’: AMP abandons Meigs project

COLUMBUS — “American Municipal Power has announced its abandoning plans to develop its Letart Falls site in Meigs County into a natural gas combined-cycle generation plant in favor of buying one in Fremont, Ohio. In a press release issued Wednesday afternoon, AMP announced it has entered into a non-binding memorandum […]

$15M offered to allow ash site
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$15M offered to allow ash site

Beaver County town gets overture from FirstEnergy PITTSBURGH, PA — “FirstEnergy Corp. has offered Greene Township $15 million to embrace plans for a new 264-acre coal-ash disposal impoundment in the Beaver County community, adjacent to its almost full, 1,000-acre Little Blue ash disposal site. It’s an offer the township is […]

Report says fly ash sites leak chromium into water
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Report says fly ash sites leak chromium into water

PITTSBURGH, PA — “Two southwestern Pennsylvania fly ash disposal sites are among 28 such sites in 17 states that have contaminated groundwater by leaking toxic, cancer-causing hexavalent chromium, according to a new report by Earthjustice and two other environmental groups… The report released Tuesday calls for tighter drinking water limits […]

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Video: Problems at FirstEnergy’s Bay Shore Power Plant

The Western Lake Erie Waterkeepers and Ohio Citizen Action Education Fund released Ripples of a River, a video detailing problems with air pollution and fish kills at FirstEnergy’s Bay Shore coal power plant.  The power plant kills 46 million fish that are caught against the power plant intake screens (known […]

Filters, idling of plants cut air toxins
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Filters, idling of plants cut air toxins

COLUMBUS — “Year after year, the smoke that poured from coal-fired power plants helped make Ohio the worst state for toxic air pollution. Tougher federal pollution limits and environmental lawsuits aimed at cleaning up power plants have put the state on a crash diet. From 2005 through 2009, Ohio power […]

Eco-groups file appeal over FirstEnergy case
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Eco-groups file appeal over FirstEnergy case

Coalition wants utility to install equipment to reduce fish deaths AKRON — “A coalition of national and local environmental groups has filed an appeal of an Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s decision on FirstEnergy Corp.’s Bay Shore power plant near Toledo and fish kills. The Western Lake Erie Waterkeeper Association, the […]

Five environmental groups appeal Bay Shore permit
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Five environmental groups appeal Bay Shore permit

FirstEnergy power plant called top spot for fish kills in region TOLEDO — “Five environmental groups Friday appealed FirstEnergy Corp.’s latest permit for its Bay Shore power plant in Oregon, calling the massive fish kills there a travesty that Chris Korleski, outgoing Ohio Environmental Protection Agency director, has ‘unlawfully and […]