Coal / Energy

SunCoke proposal would force stricter regulations

Local residents don’t want SunCoke near, but OK with less emissions

SunCoke began charging coal in 60 of their 100 ovens on October on Saturday, October 29, 2011.

MIDDLETOWN — “Stricter emission standards won’t stop SunCoke Energy Middletown from operating in their backyards, but members of a local environmental watchdog group said they will benefit local residents.

Last week, Monroe City Council voted on an ordinance that would agree to a settlement of the four-year legal battle it has had with SunCoke Energy Middletown Operations.

SunCoke Watch, the residential group that organized to oppose the company’s presence, and Natural Resources Defense Council are also part of that settlement agreement.”

— Michael D Pitman, Middletown Journal

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