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Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) is the 166th co-sponsor for mountaintop removal mining ban
Coal / Mountaintop Removal

Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) is the 166th co-sponsor for mountaintop removal mining ban

WASHINGTON, DC — Rep. Bill Foster, a second term northern Illinois Democrat has signed on as the 166th co-sponsor, including chief sponsor Frank Pallone (D-NJ) of the Clean Water Protection Act (HR 1310). The bill would effectively ban the practice of mountaintop removal coal mining. Before running for Congress, Foster […]

Coal / Mountaintop Removal

EPA report: Streams near mining toxic

CHARLESTON, WV — “Water quality downstream from surface coal-mining operations in West Virginia and Kentucky greatly exceeds recommended toxicity limits, according to previously unreleased sampling data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. EPA scientists found toxicity levels as high as 50 times the federal guidelines in water downstream from mining operations. […]

Panel to begin second round of blood tests for C8
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Panel to begin second round of blood tests for C8

PARKERSBURG, WV — “People near DuPont’s Washington Works plant will undergo another round of tests to measure whether a chemical used to produce Teflon is affecting their immune systems. More than 60,000 people in the Parkersburg area have already been tested. The new round of blood tests and questionnaires will […]

SunCoke air permit faces 3 appeals
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SunCoke air permit faces 3 appeals

MIDDLETOWN — “Three appeals have been filed against the new air permit issued to SunCoke Energy to build a new $360 million coke plant in Middletown… Lisa Frye — along with the Natural Resource Defense Council, Chuck Inwood, Barb Stubbs and her organization SunCoke Watch Inc. — also filed an ERAC […]

28 Christian groups appeal to Obama and the EPA to cease mountaintop removal coal mining
Coal / Mountaintop Removal

28 Christian groups appeal to Obama and the EPA to cease mountaintop removal coal mining

WASHINGTON, DC — “The groups are asking EPA to close the Clean Water Act loophole and restore the original Clean Water Act protections, which would prohibit coal companies from masquerading their waste as ‘fill.’ ‘As Christians, we are called to be good stewards of God’s creation, to love and care […]

Davis-Besse having problems with current reactor head
FirstEnergy

Davis-Besse having problems with current reactor head

OAK HARBOR — “Only six years after putting Davis-Besse back in service, FirstEnergy Corp. is having problems with the reactor head it brought down from a mothballed nuclear plant in Midland, Mich., to replace the damaged lid had led to a worldwide probe of nuclear operations, including reforms nationally. The replacement […]

165th co-sponsor for mountaintop removal coal mining ban, Congressman Mike Quigley (D-IL)
Coal / Mountaintop Removal

165th co-sponsor for mountaintop removal coal mining ban, Congressman Mike Quigley (D-IL)

Mountaintop removal mining ban U.S. House co-sponsors WASHINGTON, DC — On Friday, Congressman Mike Quigley, first-term Chicago Democrat signed on as a sponsor of the Clean Water Protection Act (HR 1310), an effective ban on mountaintop removal coal mining. Quigley holds the congressional seat first occupied by Stephen Douglas, Abraham […]

Routine review of grant expected
Baard Energy / Coal

Routine review of grant expected

LISBON — “The state will review the expenditure of grant money used by the Columbiana County Port Authority to secure the rights to purchase property for the Baard Energy project as part of a planned review and not in response to a letter from an advocacy group. Ohio Citizen Action […]

Englewood sets 6 p.m. curfew on door-to-door solicitors
Ohio Citizen Action

Englewood sets 6 p.m. curfew on door-to-door solicitors

A nonprofit group says it violates free speech ENGLEWOOD — “A federal judge says you have the right to eat your dinner without interruption from those going door-to-door attempting to sell you something. But that ruling, which is being appealed, has touched a nerve among those who say it violates […]

Letter to Governor Ted Strickland
Baard Energy / Coal

Letter to Governor Ted Strickland

DAYTON — “I was excited to see on a recent trip the wind farms in the Lafayette area. The fifth grade class that I teach are taking part in a program encouraging children to become aware of and minimize wasteful energy use, and then going home and passing this information […]