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Obama hears case for AMP in Meigs
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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
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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
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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
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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 […]

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AMP moving forward with study of Meigs County site; Plant dependent on incentives, abatements

COLUMBUS — “American Municipal Power announced Friday that it will move forward with further analysis of constructing a 400-700 megawatt natural gas combined cycle (NGCC) generating facility in Meigs County, Ohio, though the future of the potential plant remains far from certain. AMP said the announcement of the study came […]

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Citizens affected by coal ash travel to Washington

WASHINGTON, DC — “Tim Tanksley, Elisa Young, and John Wathen, represent three of seven individuals from communities across the country who joined together this week in a letter to President Obama’s ‘regulatory czar’ Cass Sunstein, inviting him to meet about the proposed protections on coal ash. All seven individuals had […]

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Kokosing Materials in Maple Heights photo gallery

MAPLE HEIGHTS — Kokosing Materials, Inc. runs an asphalt plant on the border of Maple Heights and Garfield Heights.  Kokosing admits polluting the neighborhoods and the Cleveland area with sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, organic compounds, and soot.  Sulfur dioxide makes it harder to breathe and can aggravate asthma; it also […]

Toxic coal ash community members travel to D.C. on Monday
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Toxic coal ash community members travel to D.C. on Monday

CLEVELAND – Residents from Ohio, Alabama and Oklahoma will meet with staff of the White House Office of Information of Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) on Monday to discuss the pending regulations on coal ash. Elisa Young, Tim Tanksley and John Wathen represent three of seven individuals from communities across the country […]

Kokosing – “The dust and the smell that was bad before is now unbearable”
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Kokosing – “The dust and the smell that was bad before is now unbearable”

MAPLE HEIGHTS — “I have been living at on Forest Ave. for approximately 17 years.  I chose Maple Heights because my grandparents lived in Maple and I knew the area to be a good stable, affordable community.  The ‘neighborhood’ aspect of Maple Heights always appealed to me. For the first […]

SunCoke to start building $360M coke plant
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SunCoke to start building $360M coke plant

Energy company plans to resume construction Monday, April 12, officials say MIDDLETOWN — After more than a year of delays, construction is set to begin again at the $360 million coke plant in Middletown, SunCoke Energy officials said Tuesday, April 6. The company said its general contractor, McGraw Kokosing, is […]