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Maple Heights neighbors of Kokosing Asphalt collect pollution info door to door
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Maple Heights neighbors of Kokosing Asphalt collect pollution info door to door

GARFIELD HEIGHTS — Tuesday night four Kokosing Asphalt neighbors from Maple Heights and four Ohio Citizen Action staff members knocked on doors in Garfield Heights to record pollution problems Garfield Heights neighbors have experienced from Kokosing. In one hour the group collected 16 sheets of information on pollution problems that […]

Grassroots organizers tour community slated for landfill expansion
Good Neighbor Campaigns

Grassroots organizers tour community slated for landfill expansion

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP — A group of ten grassroots organizers with Ohio Citizen Action toured the area surrounding the Rumpke Sanitary Landfill in Colerain Township on Monday. Landfill neighbor and POWER member Nancy Lindemood conducted the group on a visual inspection of the publicstreets bordering the landfill and a visit to […]

Would you invest $6.8 billion in a company whose corporate offices look like this?
Baard Energy / Coal

Would you invest $6.8 billion in a company whose corporate offices look like this?

COLUMBUS – Baard Energy is seeking investors for its proposed $6.8 billion coal refinery in Wellsville, Ohio. Any potential investor will want to know some things about the company, starting with where the company offices are. Baard Energy’s address appears on the company’s website, email signatures on its letterhead, in […]

Coal ash chickens: Does EPA need new disaster for hazardous ruling? Interview with Elisa Young, coal ash frontlines
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Coal ash chickens: Does EPA need new disaster for hazardous ruling? Interview with Elisa Young, coal ash frontlines

WASHINGTON, DC — “The EPA thinks coal ash is ‘special.’ Notwithstanding the fact that 25 million tons of the deadly stuff–20 percent of coal ash–is dumped into outrageously dangerous mine fills and will be overlooked in the new EPA ruling, and notwithstanding the fact that coal ash has proven links […]

Kokosing Asphalt:
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How many jobs? Why can’t Baard Energy get its story straight?
Baard Energy / Coal

How many jobs? Why can’t Baard Energy get its story straight?

In the past three years, Baard Energy has been cited in various news sources about how many jobs its proposed coal refinery will bring to the area. Baard just can’t seem to get its story straight. Construction Jobs: Is it 4,000 or 2,000 ? Permanent Operations Jobs: Is it 250 […]

Eight more nozzles at Davis-Besse found to be flawed
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Eight more nozzles at Davis-Besse found to be flawed

OAK HARBOR — “Eight more control-rod-drive mechanism nozzles atop Davis-Besse’s nuclear reactor head have indications of cracks or flaws, bringing the number needing repair to 24, FirstEnergy Corp. said Monday. That’s more than one third of the head’s 69 nozzles. The utility said its best-case scenario for restarting the plant, idle […]

Avon Council considers changing solicitation hours
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Avon Council considers changing solicitation hours

AVON — “After catching heat from a state citizen’s action group about infringing on First Amendment rights, Avon City Council is considering changing its solicitation ordinance. If amended, residents could experience solicitors knocking on their doors up to 9 p.m. during summer months. At last night’s work session, Law Director […]

Odor complaints rising at Rumpke landfill in Colerain Township
Good Neighbor Campaigns

Odor complaints rising at Rumpke landfill in Colerain Township

CINCINNATI — A February 2010 report from the Hamilton County General Health District indicates odor complaints from the landfill are rising. In 2009, 121 households complained, compared to 106 in 2008 and 56 in 2007. 32% of complainants reported gas odors, 36% reported garbage odors and 32% reported combination odors. […]

Kokosing Asphalt – If you really want to know what it’s like living with in an 1/8 of a mile from an asphalt plant here’s what you need to prepare for:
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Kokosing Asphalt – If you really want to know what it’s like living with in an 1/8 of a mile from an asphalt plant here’s what you need to prepare for:

1. Normal daily life as other Americans ? NO! 2. Ability to enjoy the rights guaranteed by our Constitution? NO! 3. The ability to take care of your yard and home? NO! 4. The ability to have a cookout and enjoy pleasant spring/summer/fall evenings? NO! 5. To get a full […]