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Ohio House minority leader Emilia Sykes delivers the Democrat's response to the Ohio Governor Mike DeWine's Ohio State of the State address at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio, Tuesday, March 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
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Ohio Democrats call for ‘honest conversation’ on nuclear bill

“’It’s our job as lawmakers to cut through the politics and ugly, false narratives that seem to be surrounding this legislation,’ said Emilia Sykes, D-Akron, leader of the House Democratic caucus, in a statement issued late Monday through the Ohio House Minority Caucus Blog. ‘Our priority with statewide energy policy […]

Editorial: Energy bill needs work to be future blueprint
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Editorial: Energy bill needs work to be future blueprint

COLUMBUS — “Imagine what Ohio could accomplish by actually supporting renewables. HB 6 in its current form doesn’t do that. It mostly supports the status quo with the nuclear bailout and provisions that would allow natural gas and even coal plants to claim “clean power” funding if they reduce their emissions […]

The General James M. Gavin coal plant in southeast Ohio. Photo by: Analog Kid / Creative Commons
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FirstEnergy Solutions preparing new filing in bankruptcy case

“FirstEnergy Solutions, which runs coal and nuclear plants in Ohio, is working on a new bankruptcy proposal after a federal judge denied their initial filing. FES is filing for bankruptcy, in a restructuring plan that would officially separate the company from its parent company FirstEnergy Corp., the energy distributor. Dick […]

Ohio bill would create nonprofit to promote advanced nuclear research
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Ohio bill would create nonprofit to promote advanced nuclear research

“Ohio House Rep. Dick Stein, R-Norwalk, introduced the Advanced Nuclear Technology Helping Energize Mankind (ANTHEM) Act last week. The bill would set up a nonprofit Ohio nuclear development authority to promote advanced nuclear reactor technology, nuclear waste reduction, isotope extraction and related activities. It has 17 co-sponsors, all Republicans. ‘The intent is […]

U.S. Solar jobs fell with Trump’s tariffs, but these states are adding more
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U.S. Solar jobs fell with Trump’s tariffs, but these states are adding more

Overall, U.S. solar job numbers fell in 2018 as President Trump’s tariffs on panel imports kicked in, but several states still saw significant growth WASHINGTON, DC — “Illinois stands out in the 2018 edition of the National Solar Jobs Census, with gains that were second only to Florida in a year […]

Metzenbaum Society Gathering 2018
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Metzenbaum Society Gathering 2018

Please join us to celebrate the kickoff of the Metzenbaum Society Giving Circle, as we recognize current Ohio Citizen Action members like you and lay out plans for 2019 and beyond. Metzenbaum Society members provide critical support for our mission by contributing at least $1,000 in a year. We will […]

FirstEnergy is shielded from generating unit’s bankruptcy
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FirstEnergy is shielded from generating unit’s bankruptcy

AKRON — “In another step to distance FirstEnergy Corp. from the financial woes of its bankrupt generating unit, the Ohio utility announced an agreement with creditors that would free it from future claims in the Chapter 11 proceeding. But FirstEnergy CEO Chuck Jones also said during an earnings call with […]

Northeast states sue EPA over air pollution from Midwest
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Northeast states sue EPA over air pollution from Midwest

NEW YORK, NY — “Eight northeastern states said on Tuesday they sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to force it to impose more stringent controls on a group of mostly Midwestern states whose air pollution they claim is being blown in their direction. In the latest development of a legal saga […]

Chemical plant owners urged to prepare for worst-case flooding
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Chemical plant owners urged to prepare for worst-case flooding

U.S. Chemical Safety Board says facilities, especially in Gulf of Mexico coast, need to ready for extreme weather events WASHINGTON, DC — “The U.S. Chemical Safety Board is warning that many industrial sites where hazardous materials are stored may not be adequately prepared for extreme weather events. A dayslong chemical fire […]

The list of diseases linked to air pollution is growing
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The list of diseases linked to air pollution is growing

As governments decide what to do about air quality, studies connect an array of health problems to dirty air DONORA, PA — “To the residents of Donora, Pa., a mill town in a crook of the Monongahela River, the daily haze from nearby zinc and steel plants was the price […]