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Baard Energy wants to build an “Ohio River Clean Fuels Coal-To-Liquids Facility” in Wellsville. What is that? What would it look like?
Baard Energy / Coal / Research & Reports

Baard Energy wants to build an “Ohio River Clean Fuels Coal-To-Liquids Facility” in Wellsville. What is that? What would it look like?

COLUMBUS — “It would help neighbors in Wellsville and the surrounding area to know what a plant like Baard Energy wants to build looks like in real life. Here is one, in Secunda, South Africa, that uses the same technology Baard plans to use. If this looks like a refinery, […]

Citizens urge neighbors and public to tell EPA to overhaul Hilton-Davis cleanup plan
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Citizens urge neighbors and public to tell EPA to overhaul Hilton-Davis cleanup plan

CINCINNATI — “Neighbors of the former Hilton-Davis plant in Pleasant Ridge are reaching out to their community and the public to influence the final stage of cleanup of the long polluted site. On Thursday, February 25, the Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing to accept comment on proposed remediation […]

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The Ohio Citizen Action Education Fund, formerly the Citizens Policy Center, is the non-profit education and research affiliate of Ohio Citizen Action. It is led by Executive Director Rachael Belz. The Education Fund has issued 240 reports, studies, and other publications.

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New leader looks to fire up Sierra Club
Coal / Mountaintop Removal

New leader looks to fire up Sierra Club

ALAMEDA, CA — “Also at the top of Brune’s first-year hit list is bringing an end to the coal industry’s ‘mountaintop removal’ mining practices. Mountaintop removal, which occurs mostly in the Appalachian states, involves using an explosive charge to remove the top 300 or 400 feet of a mountain to […]

Ohio Constitution too easy to alter, some lawmakers say
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Ohio Constitution too easy to alter, some lawmakers say

COLUMBUS — “Recent changes to the state constitution — and the threat of further alterations this year — have some state lawmakers worried that it’s too easy to mold Ohio’s most important legal document around special interests… But Catherine Turcer, of the government watchdog group Ohio Citizen Action, said the […]

East Liverpool board requests health testing for school children
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East Liverpool board requests health testing for school children

EAST LIVERPOOL — “By a 3-2 vote Thursday, the East Liverpool Board of Education formally asked that ‘hair metal level tests’ and ‘follow-up neuropsychological tests’ be conducted on school aged children within the district. The program would be voluntary and conducted by some state or federal agency that wasn’t named […]

AMP / Coal

AMP: Meigs County site not prepped for natural gas

LETART FALLS — “Even if American Municipal Power decides to proceed with a natural gas-fired power plant for its Letart Falls site in Meigs County, there is no natural gas pipeline in the area. Kent Carson, senior communications director for AMP said no decision has been made concerning placement of […]

What is the problem with the Baard Energy coal refinery?
Baard Energy / Coal / Research & Reports

What is the problem with the Baard Energy coal refinery?

The Baard Energy Company of Vancouver, Washington, wants to build a $6.8 billion coal refinery in Wellsville, on the Ohio River. The last thing Ohio needs is another expensive, polluting coal plant Baard Energy calls its plant the “Ohio River Clean Fuels Coal-To-Liquids Facility.” That’s misleading: there’s nothing clean about […]

Mountains rally gets celebrity support
Coal / Mountaintop Removal

Mountains rally gets celebrity support

RANKFORT, KY — “In an interview, Dave Moss, vice president for the Kentucky Coal Association, said he did not understand why any legislators would back a Stream Saver bill now, following an agreement reached in January on new mining practices. State and federal officials have promised the new methods would […]