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Foreclosure of land for Baard plant halted
Baard Energy / Coal

Foreclosure of land for Baard plant halted

LISBON — “The scheduled foreclosure sale of a major piece of property sought for the Baard Energy project was canceled at the last minute, as the bank attempts to ‘negotiate a settlement’ with an undisclosed party. The 146 acres in Yellow Creek Township, owned by convicted felon Peter Barta II, […]

Ohio Citizen Action sponsors April 7 Coal Ash Blog Talk Radio program
Coal

Ohio Citizen Action sponsors April 7 Coal Ash Blog Talk Radio program

CLEVELAND — Ohio Citizen Action will host a Blog Talk Radio program about the dangers of toxic coal ash on Wednesday, April 7 at 2 p.m. Eastern time. Coal ash, tons of which is left when coal is burned to make electricity, is winding up in roads, rivers, farms and […]

Twenty-five miners dead in Raleigh County blast
Coal / Mountaintop Removal

Twenty-five miners dead in Raleigh County blast

MONTCOAL, WV — “Rescuers likely won’t be able to resume their search until at least early this evening for four West Virginia coal miners who remain unaccounted for following a huge explosion Monday afternoon that killed 25 workers, officials said early this morning. The deaths at Massey Energy’s Upper Big […]

Scientists: Keep Davis-Besse idle Group wants leaks addressed
FirstEnergy

Scientists: Keep Davis-Besse idle Group wants leaks addressed

OAK HARBOR, Ohio — “Until FirstEnergy Corp. implements measures to ensure Davis-Besse nuclear plant’s reactor does not violate federal health and safety regulations, the Oak Harbor nuclear plant should not be allowed to restart, the Union of Concerned Scientists said. The science group Monday asked the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission […]

School among sites to monitor SunCoke emissions
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School among sites to monitor SunCoke emissions

MIDDLETOWN — Two sites have been selected by Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services for the placement of the fleet of air monitors to check emissions near a proposed $360 million coke oven facility. The agency said it will position monitors upwind at Amanda Elementary School, 1300 Oxford State Road, […]

Residents voice concern about landfill “fire”
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Residents voice concern about landfill “fire”

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Ohio Citizen Action’s Sandy Buchanan hails victory over mountaintop removal coal mining: “Remarkable achievement – there’s more to do”
Coal / Mountaintop Removal

Ohio Citizen Action’s Sandy Buchanan hails victory over mountaintop removal coal mining: “Remarkable achievement – there’s more to do”

CLEVELAND — The Obama Administration’s crackdown on mountaintop removal coal mining, announced by U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson on April 1, is a big victory for people in our sister Appalachian states and for people around the country who understand that the Appalachian mountains are a national treasure. The new […]

Baard Energy / Coal

Clean-coal project gets extension on state help, but remains stuck

COLUMBUS — “[Ohio Governor Ted] Strickland, a native of southern Ohio’s coal country, continues to support Baard’s project, [Ohio Air Quality Development Authority Executive Director Mark] Shanahan said, but the wild card is whether investors are willing to help finance it. He said he has become ‘totally skeptical’ about energy […]

Kokosing – Please consider your neighbors
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Kokosing – Please consider your neighbors

MAPLE HEIGHTS — “I am writing to you as a sincerely concerned resident of Maple Heights. I live in the neighborhood next to the Kokosing Asphalt Plant. I bought my house, on Maple Avenue, in 1999. I chose this neighborhood because of its location, price and seclusion. This is my […]

Cincinnati Water Works comes clean
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Cincinnati Water Works comes clean

CINCINNATI — “Nearly two weeks after publicly denying the possibility that C8 could be getting into the drinking water of Cincinnati consumers, officials with Greater Cincinnati Water Works admit that they have observed trace amounts in their post-filtration sampling. Cincinnati Water Works has been testing water in the Ohio River […]