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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 […]

AMP shifts focus on Ohio plant
AMP / Coal

AMP shifts focus on Ohio plant

MARTINSVILLE, VA — “American Municipal Power (AMP), from which Martinsville buys wholesale electricity, still may build a power plant at an Ohio location where a similar project recently was discontinued. Meanwhile, AMP member cities, including Martinsville, continue to try and find out how much money they owe toward the halted […]

Is Congressman Charlie Wilson hedging his bet on Baard Energy?
Baard Energy / Coal

Is Congressman Charlie Wilson hedging his bet on Baard Energy?

WELLSVILLE — “[Ohio Congressman Charlie] Wilson stated that he, fellow Congressman Tim Ryan and others are doing everything in their power to get Baard’s proposed plans moved forward. He has been dealing directly with [U.S. Department of Energy] Secretary [Steven] Chu and pledges to continue working on it. On a […]

East Kentucky Power delays coal plant
Coal

East Kentucky Power delays coal plant

Says it hasn’t abandoned plan LEXINGTON, KY — “East Kentucky Power Cooperative is backing away, at least for a while, from its long-sought plans to build a new coal-fired power plant in Clark County. The cooperative filed a request with the state Public Service Commission on Thursday asking that the […]

Problems at the Davis-Besse nuclear reactor near Toledo are worse than expected
FirstEnergy

Problems at the Davis-Besse nuclear reactor near Toledo are worse than expected

OAK HARBOR — “As many as 16 critical parts in the Davis-Besse reactor lid are cracked or flawed, and the problem could get worse. Engineers expect to find additional problems when they conduct a third round of high-tech inspections in the coming weeks. The cracks can lead to radioactive coolant […]

Rep. Martin Heinrich of New Mexico becomes 170th sponsor of the bill to ban mountaintop removal coal mining
Coal / Mountaintop Removal

Rep. Martin Heinrich of New Mexico becomes 170th sponsor of the bill to ban mountaintop removal coal mining

WASHINGTON, DC — Rep. Martin Heinrich, representing Albuquerque, New Mexico, has become the 170th sponsor of the Clean Water Protection Act, H.R. 1310. The bill would effectively ban future mountaintop removal coal mining projects. Before his election in 2008, he was an Albuquerque City Councilor. Heinrich is the first Democrat […]

Kokosing – asphalt season brings noise and eye watering odors
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Kokosing – asphalt season brings noise and eye watering odors

MAPLE HEIGHTS — “My name is Chuck Huck, and I live on Forest Ave., a few hundred yards from the Kokosing Asphalt plant. My wife and I have lived on Forest for over 14 years, with the yearly increasing activity, noise, and foul smelling odor during the warmer months when […]

Coal / Mountaintop Removal

Mountaintop removal ban reaches 169 co-sponsors with Reps. John Adler (NJ) and Stephen Lynch (MA)

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. House bill to ban mountaintop removal coal mining has now reached 169 co-sponsors, with the addition of Reps. John Adler (NJ) and Stephen Lynch (MA). This number includes chief sponsor of H.R. 1310, Rep. Frank Pallone (NJ). Adler represents a swing district in central New […]

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Kokosing – “The pollution and noise that comes from the plant is outrageous”

MAPLE HTS — “We are writing to you today to inform you of the horrible smell that the Kokosing plant located at the bottom of our street is producing.  This prevents us from going outside and enjoying our yard and deck. We have lived in Maple Heights all of our […]

Rumpke puts $6M on recycling
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Rumpke puts $6M on recycling

New system saves landfill space, earns cash CINCINNATI — “They say it’s bigger, louder, cleaner and more tech-savvy – a $6 million recycling system that’s recovering nearly twice the amount of plastic, aluminum, paper, cardboard and glass than just one year ago. Rumpke Consolidated Cos. says its new system will […]