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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 […]

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Three coal ash neighbors tell regulators to quit stalling

WASHINGTON, D.C. — “Three ‘victims’ of coal ash met with the White House’s regulatory office April 12 to call on Cass Sunstein, administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, to stop blocking a pending U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rule that would protect communities from the ‘toxic material,’ according […]

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Childrens’ drawings for Kokosing asphalt

Platts Electric Utility Week reports on Baard Energy project
Baard Energy / Coal

Platts Electric Utility Week reports on Baard Energy project

NEW YORK, NY — “In a previous incarnation – the [Baard Energy] project has undergone several over the years – the [power plant for the coal refinery] was projected to generate only about 250 MW. Now, that figure has been bumped up to 500 MW in an effort to capitalize […]

Coal ash neighbors tell White House regulators in Washington, D.C. to quit stalling while they live in dangerous conditions
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Coal ash neighbors tell White House regulators in Washington, D.C. to quit stalling while they live in dangerous conditions

WASHINGTON, DC – A delegation of three neighbors of toxic coal ash met with the White House’s regulatory office today to call on “regulatory czar” Cass Sunstein to stop blocking a pending EPA rule that would protect communities from the toxic material. They were told a rule is coming but […]

SunCoke requests additional tax credit
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SunCoke requests additional tax credit

MIDDLETOWN — “The city of Middletown could only receive $35,000 a year from the new SunCoke Energy plant as the company pursues a new tax incentive. Finance Director Russ Carolus said he is concerned granting the additional Job Creation Incentive Grant, which would reduce the amount of income tax paid […]

You can make a difference for West Virginia
Coal / Mountaintop Removal

You can make a difference for West Virginia

KAYFORD MOUNTAIN, WV — “Here on Kayford Mountain, we’ve seen our share of hardship this year in the form of drive by shootings, thugs threatening people’s lives during our family reunion, and other forms of violence. As we get closer to stopping mountaintop removal, people are getting scared, and I […]