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Ohio Citizen Action members get results
Ohio Citizen Action

Ohio Citizen Action members get results

Energy and consumer victories since 1975 1975: Citizen Action begins a nationwide campaign to require advance notice of plant closings, which becomes federal law in 1989. 1982: Citizen Action wins the largest private consumer anti-trust settlement in U.S. history against three northeast Ohio grocery chains for price-fixing, resulting in a […]

Fracking waste stirs controversy in Athens
Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing / Injection Wells

Fracking waste stirs controversy in Athens

TORCH — “Athens County, known for its progressive politics and college-town vibe, took the third-highest amount of fracking wastewater in the state last year. A new injection well, approved last month by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, could boost Athens to the top in wastewater injections. That’s a dubious […]

Community groups sue EPA to win stronger air toxics protection for Ohioans
Ohio Citizen Action

Community groups sue EPA to win stronger air toxics protection for Ohioans

WASHINGTON, D.C. — “Yesterday, Ohio Citizen Action and 8 other community-based environmental and public health groups filed suit in federal district court in Washington, D.C. against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (‘EPA’) for missing legally required deadlines to protect public health from toxic air pollution. These groups are represented by […]

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AEP / Coal / Duke Energy / Energy / FirstEnergy

Consumer electric bills riding on selection of new PUCO boss

COLUMBUS — “Gov. John Kasich has appointed Andre Porter, former Commerce Secretary, former member of the commission and a lawyer, chairman of the PUCO. As chairman, Porter will preside over FirstEnergy’s pending rate case. His predicted ascension has also generated months of speculation about the governor’s position on the FirstEnergy […]

Andre Porter
AEP / Coal / Duke Energy / Energy / FirstEnergy

Andre Porter confirmed to lead PUCO

COLUMBUS — “Andre Porter will in fact lead the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Tuesday afternoon that Porter, the former commerce department director, will replace PUCO Chairman Tom Johnson. Before joining the commission, he was an attorney at Schottenstein Zox & Dunn Co. LPA, and […]

ODNR orders Kleese to shut down 5 injection wells
Injection Wells

ODNR orders Kleese to shut down 5 injection wells

VIENNA — “The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has ordered five injection wells operated by Kleese Development Associates, Warren, to cease operations after it found the company is responsible for contamination of a nearby pond and wetland. ODNR oil and gas chief Richard Simmers issued the order April 3, one […]

Report: The way we power our homes may be on the verge of a major change
Energy

Report: The way we power our homes may be on the verge of a major change

WASHINGTON, D.C. — “The way we get power is ‘at a metaphorical fork in the road,’ says the new report released today by the Rocky Mountain Institute, an influential energy policy think tank. The reason is not just rooftop solar but, beyond that, the growing feasibility of home electricity systems combining solar […]

State agencies to pay for Vienna residents’ water testing after oil spill
Injection Wells

State agencies to pay for Vienna residents’ water testing after oil spill

VIENNA TOWNSHIP — “Residents in Vienna who live along Sodom Hutchings Road witnessed a leakage of approximately 2,000 gallons of light waste that left fish, turtles, and wildlife dead. The clean-up and containment of the oil byproduct spill has homeowners concerned about their drinking water, which many say comes from […]

Ohio regulators adopt Duke Energy’s ESP plan, reject related PPA proposal
Coal / Duke Energy / Energy

Ohio regulators adopt Duke Energy’s ESP plan, reject related PPA proposal

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — “Consistent with its ruling in AEP Ohio’s request for an electric security plan with a PPA rider, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio on April 2 modified and approved Duke Energy Ohio Inc.‘s ESP while rejecting its proposed price stabilization rider for two coal plants. ‘The commission […]

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