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Ohio Citizen Action’s Stephen Gabor to speak at Environmental Justice symposium
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Ohio Citizen Action’s Stephen Gabor to speak at Environmental Justice symposium

OBERLIN — “This 3-hour symposium will bring together local environmental justice activists, college students, faculty, and community members. We will discuss potential challenges in the North East Ohio area and brainstorm ways in which we can craft more fruitful partnerships between local colleges and community organizations.” — Oberlin College Read […]

EPA revises policy on power plants, fish
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EPA revises policy on power plants, fish

TOLEDO — “The Obama Administration’s long-anticipated plan to curb fish kills at power plants is up for public review, a regulatory update that could affect operations at FirstEnergy Corp.’s Bay Shore power plant in Oregon and DTE Energy’s coal-fired power plant in Monroe, among others. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, […]

How the Bayshore power plant is a massive, fish-killing machine
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How the Bayshore power plant is a massive, fish-killing machine

TOLEDO — “Catching three perch at a time was a thrill as I grew up. We filled the cooler in an hour or two. We caught the fish in Maumee Bay and far western Lake Erie. What fun it was. That was back in the mid 1950’s. Catching one good […]

Why FirstEnergy Corp. wants you to use compact fluorescent light bulbs
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Why FirstEnergy Corp. wants you to use compact fluorescent light bulbs

AKRON — “On Wednesday, FirstEnergy got state approval for a three-year program to help customers reduce electricity use. The program is voluntary. FirstEnergy is offering to mail up to six compact fluorescent light bulbs to consumers who want them. All FirstEnergy customers, even those who don’t want the bulbs or […]

State regulators approve FirstEnergy’s CFL light bulbs as part of comprehensive energy efficiency plan
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State regulators approve FirstEnergy’s CFL light bulbs as part of comprehensive energy efficiency plan

CLEVELAND — “FirstEnergy Corp’s compact fluorescent light bulbs are back. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio on Wednesday unanimously approved a redesigned version of FirstEnergy’s disastrous 2009 light bulb campaign, a plan so rejected by the public that then-Gov. Ted Strickland asked it be discontinued. The new plan makes available […]

FirstEnergy CEO Anthony Alexander responds to letter from Ohio Citizen Action’s Stephen Gabor
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FirstEnergy CEO Anthony Alexander responds to letter from Ohio Citizen Action’s Stephen Gabor

Read Stephen Gabor’s letter to Anthony Alexander

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Scientist group spotlights safety issues at Davis-Besse
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Scientist group spotlights safety issues at Davis-Besse

CARROLL TOWNSHIP — “A nonprofit science organization has handed Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station an unfortunate distinction as one of 13 nuclear facilities in the U.S. involved in significant “near-misses” last year. The Union of Concerned Scientists released its first report on safety performances at U.S nuclear power plants, focusing also […]

FirstEnergy skeptical about proposed mercury rules
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FirstEnergy skeptical about proposed mercury rules

MORGANTOWN, WV — “FirstEnergy is skeptical about proposed federal rules to regulate mercury emissions from power plants, a spokesman for the utility said. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed rules last week that would for the first time regulate emissions from coal-fired power plants, including limiting mercury, lead, arsenic and acid […]

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 […]