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Kokosing Materials – “Put yourself in my shoes”
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Kokosing Materials – “Put yourself in my shoes”

MAPLE HEIGHTS — “After my divorce five years ago I bought my house on Maple Ave. in Maple Heights.  At the time I paid about $65,000.  Everyone I knew thought I got a really great deal.  My 80 year old mother still lives on E.141 st. close to Granger, so it was nice to be able to live close […]

EPA makes unprecedented move
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EPA makes unprecedented move

WASHINGTON, DC — “The United States Environmental Protection Agency made their intentions to block mine permits for a Mountaintop Removal Mine located in Logan County loud and clear today. They did so despite the fact the mine had already received a federal permit. This move is the most aggressive by […]

Citizens living near coal ash invite White House to visit
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Citizens living near coal ash invite White House to visit

CLEVELAND — “In a push for better regulation of coal ash, a byproduct of burning coal, people from around the country are writing letters and inviting the Obama administration to visit their homes and see the effects of the material first-hand. In October, the EPA proposed regulating coal ash, which […]

Ohio Citizen Action writes Columbiana Chambers of Commerce members about proposed Baard Energy coal refinery
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Ohio Citizen Action writes Columbiana Chambers of Commerce members about proposed Baard Energy coal refinery

COLUMBUS — . . . Baard Energy’s inability to control costs may help explain why they have had difficulty finding investors. This leads to the final questions. Does the refinery project really exist at this point? Baard Energy said it began developing the project in 2003, and now seven years […]

Coal use for U.S. electricity drops to 44.6% in 2009
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Coal use for U.S. electricity drops to 44.6% in 2009

COLUMBUS — In 2009, the proportion of U.S. electricity fueled by coal dropped to 44.6 %, according to the latest U.S. Department of Energy statistics. In 1995, coal fueled 50.9% of U.S. electricity. It rose to 53% in 1997, before beginning its long decline. The transition from coal, then, has […]

C8 detected in the Ohio River at Cincinnati
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C8 detected in the Ohio River at Cincinnati

CINCINNATI — “In response to elevated levels of C8 detected in the Ohio River at Cincinnati, the US EPA is asking DuPont to perform additional testing to determine more about how the manmade substance travels. The EPA is trying to learn how DuPont’s C8, also known as PFOA or perfluorooctanoic […]

Baard Energy asks State for $4.8 billion in financing for proposed coal refinery
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Baard Energy asks State for $4.8 billion in financing for proposed coal refinery

COLUMBUS — On February 12, 2010, Baard Energy applied to the Ohio Air Quality Development Authority (OAQDA) for $4.8 billion in financing for its proposed coal refinery in Wellsville, according to documents obtained yesterday by Ohio Citizen Action. On December 12, 2006, the Ohio Air Quality Development Authority had approved an Inducement Resolution agreeing to issue […]

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Oklahoma residents invite Cass Sunstein to visit community plagued by coal ash

CLEVELAND — Tim Tanksley, a resident of Bokoshe, Oklahoma today added his voice to others around the nation who have invited Cass Sunstein, an administrator with the  U.S. Office of Budget and Management  to view the damage caused by coal ash dumped in his community at a landfill which is named “Making Money Having […]

Even the cows have cancer: EPA weighs tougher regulation of toxic coal ash
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Even the cows have cancer: EPA weighs tougher regulation of toxic coal ash

NEW YORK, NY — “Elisa Young says she has lost at least six neighbors to cancer in the last ten years. ‘I’ve lost neighbors to lung cancer who have never smoked,” she said. “I’ve lost them to brain cancer, breast, throat, colon, multiple myeloma, pre-leukemia. When my son, who’s in […]

Davis-Besse nuclear plant closed, repairs planned
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Davis-Besse nuclear plant closed, repairs planned

TOLEDO — “Tests are underway at the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant after more than a dozen cracks were found in reactor head nozzles. As of right now, cracks have been found in 14 of the plant’s 69 nozzles, and the repair work won’t get underway until tests wrap up later […]