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Baard talks resume
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Baard talks resume

EAST LIVERPOOL – “With the Baard Energy project apparently on life support, Columbiana County Port Authority CEO Tracy Drake drew hope from the fact the investment firm that pulled its funding has resumed talking with the company. ‘Talk is good,’ Drake said following Monday’s port authority board meeting. ‘That’s better […]

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Baard, investors ‘talking to one another’

SALEM — “There’s no resolution but the CEO of the Columbiana County Port Authority says he is encouraged that Baard Energy and one of the financiers backing a potential $6 billion coal-to-fuel project are once again on speaking terms. ‘At least they’re talking to one another,’ Tracy Drake said Monday […]

Sandy Buchanan to Gov. Kasich: Claw back taxpayer funds from Baard scandal
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Sandy Buchanan to Gov. Kasich: Claw back taxpayer funds from Baard scandal

CLEVELAND — I am writing on behalf of Ohio Citizen Action’s 80,000 members. We urge you to claw back as much taxpayer money as possible from the now-defunct Baard Energy coal refinery project. We fully support clawbacks, well-described by your development chief, Mark Kvamme as follows: The first thing I […]

Baard Energy dissolved on April 1
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Baard Energy dissolved on April 1

CLEVELAND — Baard Energy dissolved as a corporation on April 1, 2011, according to records in the office of Sam Reed, Secretary of State for the State of Washington. Currently there are no corporations registered in Washington under the name of former Baard Energy owners John and Kathie Baardson. In […]

Natural gas more crucial than ever
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Natural gas more crucial than ever

WARREN — “Now that the multi-billion-dollar Baard Energy project in Columbiana County is pretty much dead, the Mahoning Valley’s effort to turn natural gas into an economic heyday becomes more important. Although Baard’s coal liquification plant was to be constructed in and around Wellsville, the impact of what was once […]

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Baard Energy project could be in jeopardy

WELLSVILLE — “After more than its share of fits and starts, the long-awaited Baard Energy project near Wellsville is once again on hold. Directors with the Columbiana County Port Authority said they have been told to stop any further purchase of land for the project until a deal can be […]

Baard project still on hold
Baard Energy / Coal

Baard project still on hold

EAST LIVERPOOL – “Still no word on when and if the stalled Baard Energy project might resume moving forward. Columbiana County Port Authority CEO Tracy Drake, speaking at Monday’s monthly meeting, said property acquisition for Baard’s Ohio River Clean Fuels plant will only resume once an agreement is in place […]

NRDC, Sierra Club win legal standing to challenge Baard coal pollution permit; Hearing set for July
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NRDC, Sierra Club win legal standing to challenge Baard coal pollution permit; Hearing set for July

COLUMBUS – On April 5, the Ohio Environmental Appeals Commission ruled that the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Sierra Club have legal standing to challenge a pollution permit granted by the Ohio EPA to Baard Energy. The company wants to use the permit for its proposed coal $6.8 billion […]

Baard issues have us concerned
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Baard issues have us concerned

LIVERPOOL, OH — “[On April 9] it was learned that Planck Trading LLC told Columbiana County Port officials to stop negotiating. Planck wants a long-term agreement in place with Baard, and, apparently, that’s not happening soon. We can’t blame Planck. The Florida-based firm perhaps sees the writing on the wall […]

Florida investment firm stops paying for land needed for Baard Energy project
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Florida investment firm stops paying for land needed for Baard Energy project

LISBON — “The investment firm providing the cash to purchase land for the Baard Energy project has quit doing so until it can reach a permanent agreement with Baard. Columbiana County Port Authority CEO Tracy Drake said he learned of this development after an official with Planck Trading LLC told […]