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Judge dismisses lawsuit against Baard Energy
Baard Energy / Coal

Judge dismisses lawsuit against Baard Energy

LISBON — “The Baard Energy project survived a major legal challenge when a federal judge recently dismissed a lawsuit filed by two environmental activists groups challenging a permit issued for the project. Judge Donald Nugent of the U.S. District Court in Cleveland ruled on March 30 the U.S. Army Corps […]

Rumpke landfill 2nd largest in the Great Lakes region, 6th largest in the nation
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Rumpke landfill 2nd largest in the Great Lakes region, 6th largest in the nation

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP — According to an analysis of data from state environmental agencies, Waste & Recycling News ranked the Rumpke Sanitary Landfill in Colerain Township near Cincinnati 6th largest in the nation. The rankings were based on tonnage of waste accepted in the year 2008. The difference between Rumpke and […]

Good Neighbor Campaigns

Cleveland area neighbors learn about Kokosing asphalt pollution at Earthfest

CLEVELAND — At Cleveland’s biggest Earth Day event this past Sunday, Earthfest at the Zoo, eighty-seven Cleveland area neighbors signed a letter to Shelly Asphalt and Kokosing Asphalt encouraging them to work on solutions to their pollution problems. One hundred and fifty children, teenagers, and adults decorated orange construction cone […]

The grandma who stood up
FirstEnergy

The grandma who stood up

OREGON — “The power plant official called the bespectacled grandmother of two a liar when she said his company had already admitted responsibility for 10 percent of the young fish killed in the Maumee River. So Sandy Bihn started digging through the documents she brought with her to the public […]

FirstEnergy

Massive fish kills lure call for action

OREGON — “A recent analysis by consulting firm Tetra Tech Inc. performed for the Ohio EPA estimates the plant in the Toledo suburb of Oregon kills 46 million fish per year that are caught in the plant’s cooling-water screens. That includes tens of thousands of walleye and perch. In addition, […]

Hearing addresses fish kills at Bay Shore
FirstEnergy

Hearing addresses fish kills at Bay Shore

Environmentalists, FirstEnergy at odds OREGON — “The state regulatory agency has conceded the plant, in hindsight, never should have been built at the confluence of where the Maumee River meets Lake Erie’s Maumee Bay, one of the Great Lakes region’s most important fish nurseries. FirstEnergy’s self-reported numbers, generated by paid […]

Baard Energy / Coal

Agency renews bond arrangement for Baard project

LISBON — “The project has been on hold for the past two years because the company has been unable to line up the private financing, due the economy and the uncertain role coal is to play in the nation’s energy policy, according to Steve Dopuch, ORCF vice president, in a […]

New C8 studies set to begin
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New C8 studies set to begin

PARKERSBURG – “A member of the C8 Science Panel was in town Wednesday to announce the next round of follow-up C8 health studies that will begin at the end of April. Science panelist Dr. Kyle Steenland with the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, stopped in Parkersburg to announce […]

Kokosing – “The noise and smell are a constant nuisance”
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Kokosing – “The noise and smell are a constant nuisance”

MAPLE HEIGHTS — “I have lived in my neighborhood for more than thirty years. Since Kokosing has taken over the Schloss Company it has been very unpleasant. The noise and smell are a constant nuisance. When the weather is hot you can not open your windows because of the dust […]

Coal / FirstEnergy

Public Hearing to be held Thursday, April 22 about FirstEnergy’s fish kills at the Bayshore Coal Plant in the Toledo area

TOLEDO — The Ohio EPA will be holding a public hearing on Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at the Clay High School Auditorium to hear from the public about reducing fish kills at FirstEnergy’s Bayshore coal plant located in the Toledo/Oregon area on Maumee Bay. FirstEnergy is proposing […]