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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 […]

Coal

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 […]