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Consumers Energy Co. puts plan for $2 billion coal-fired plant on hold
Coal

Consumers Energy Co. puts plan for $2 billion coal-fired plant on hold

BAY CITY, MI — “Consumers Energy Co. is putting on hold the development of its proposed $2 billion-plus coal-fired power plant near Bay City. The utility said Thursday that it is deferring development of the plant due to reduced customer demand for electricity amid Michigan’s economic downturn, forecasted lower natural […]

Opposition to mountaintop removal coal mining solidifies since April 1
Coal / Mountaintop Removal

Opposition to mountaintop removal coal mining solidifies since April 1

COLUMBUS – It has only been 56 days since April 1, when the Obama Administration lowered the boom on future permits for mountaintop removal coal mining. Since then, three events have shown that there is no going back to the way it was. 1. On April 5, Massey Energy’s Upper […]

Q: What’s the alternative to expanding the Mt. Rumpke landfill?
Good Neighbor Campaigns

Q: What’s the alternative to expanding the Mt. Rumpke landfill?

A: This expansion should not be necessary. Rumpke has plenty of time to find other alternatives. At current rates of trash intake, this landfill has enough capacity until 2025. However, Rumpke estimates that 60% of waste currently going to the landfill can be recycled. With the increased emphasis on recycling […]

NOW HIRING: Summer jobs and year round positions
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NOW HIRING: Summer jobs and year round positions

Ohio Citizen Action is actively recruiting full-time and part-time paid staff members. We also offer internships year round and on a seasonal basis at all three of our offices: Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati. To be accepted for an internship or job, all you’ll need are good communication skills and a passion […]

Website shows Rumpke landfill close to parks, schools
Good Neighbor Campaigns

Website shows Rumpke landfill close to parks, schools

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Rumpke Landfill – “Since we have lived here, the landfill has exploded in size”
Good Neighbor Campaigns

Rumpke Landfill – “Since we have lived here, the landfill has exploded in size”

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP — “We moved to Colerain Township in 1984. We chose Colerain because of the location, the country-like feel and the people. We knew the landfill was here, but trusted that authorities would ensure that our safety would be protected. We built our new home in l993 approximately 3 […]

Strickland Administration defies Ohio’s Public Records Law on Baard Energy documents
Baard Energy / Coal

Strickland Administration defies Ohio’s Public Records Law on Baard Energy documents

COLUMBUS — Ohio Governor Ted Strickland, the Ohio Department of Development and the Ohio Air Quality Development Authority are all defying Ohio’s Public Records Law over requests for information on the proposed Baard Energy coal refinery. Catherine Turcer, Director of Ohio Citizen Action’s Money in Politics Project, filed public records […]

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Privacy issue can stall cancer-cluster reviews

COLUMBUS — “In researching whether there is a link between cancer cases and C8, an industrial chemical found in Washington County drinking water, Dr. Edward Emmett had no problem getting detailed information from the Ohio Department of Health. ‘There is a process,’ said Emmett, an environmental-health researcher at the University […]

Closure to have little impact
AMP / Coal

Closure to have little impact

ST. MARYS — “Officials with local municipalities that received power from a power plant near Marietta that will soon close say the decision will not impact their power needs. On Wednesday, American Municipal Power (AMP) announced it would close a coal-fired plant near Marietta as part of a settlement regarding […]

Nuclear Regulatory Commission worker questioned its oversight of Davis Besse
FirstEnergy

Nuclear Regulatory Commission worker questioned its oversight of Davis Besse

OAK HARBOR — “The Nuclear Regulatory Commission yesterday released internal records that show one of its senior employees filed a pair of complaints questioning the agency’s own diligence in obtaining Davis-Besse documents from FirstEnergy Corp. in 2005 and 2007… Jim Gavula, an NRC employee for 24 years who now helps the […]