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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
Coal

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 […]

Photo gallery: Baard Energy’s proposed coal refinery site
Baard Energy / Coal

Photo gallery: Baard Energy’s proposed coal refinery site

The property along Sixteen School Road in Wellsville, Ohio, is being sought after by Columbiana County Port Authority on behalf of Baard Energy, for Baard’s proposed coal to liquids refinery.  The following photos display some of that property and the topography of the area.

Obama hears case for AMP in Meigs
AMP / Coal

Obama hears case for AMP in Meigs

POMEROY — “Two weeks ago while US Congressman Charlie Wilson was flying aboard Air Force One with President Barack Obama, the topic of how to keep Meigs County as a viable site for American Municipal Power was a topic of conversation, according to Wilson. AMP has said it’s considering redesigning […]

Gahanna toxic site closer to cleanup
Good Neighbor Campaigns

Gahanna toxic site closer to cleanup

Long-delayed plan for Columbus Steel Drum to cost $1.35 million; public hearing this week COLUMBUS — “The list of toxic, cancer-causing pollutants that foul the soil and water in and around Columbus Steel Drum in Gahanna is as long as it is old. After 18 years of tests and legal […]

Congressman Charlie Wilson backs small businesses, Baard Energy
Baard Energy / Coal

Congressman Charlie Wilson backs small businesses, Baard Energy

WELLSVILLE — “The Riverside Roadhouse was packed Friday with Wellsville village and Columbiana County officials, small business owners and others anxious to hear U.S. Rep. Charlie Wilson (D-6th) speak about local economic development efforts… Wilson then turned his attention the Baard Ohio River Clean Fuels Energy Project. ‘In our state […]

Community activists take to airwaves in push for coal ash regulations
Coal

Community activists take to airwaves in push for coal ash regulations

SHERMAN OAKS, CA — “Community activists from across the US are speaking out about the effects of coal ash on public health and the environment as part of a push to get the White House to take action on the issue. The Environmental Protection Agency proposed new rules regulating coal […]