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Remembering Larry Gibson
Coal / Energy / Mountaintop Removal

Remembering Larry Gibson

“We have received numerous requests from those who knew and loved Larry Gibson for a way to share their memories with his family.  He touched thousands upon thousands of lives and we’ve been overwhelmed by the notes people are leaving on his facebook profile, photos of people with him, and […]

Cleveland Public Power’s contract with Illinois coal plant could mean higher rates for customers
Coal / Energy / Prairie State Coal Plant

Cleveland Public Power’s contract with Illinois coal plant could mean higher rates for customers

CLEVELAND — “Five years ago, Cleveland city officials embraced a plan to build a coal-fired power plant in southern Illinois in the hopes that owning a portion of the facility would help city-owned Cleveland Public Power control the cost of electricity for its customers in a mercurial market. So far, […]

OH: Energy hedge may hit coffers of 60 cities
Coal / Energy / Prairie State Coal Plant

OH: Energy hedge may hit coffers of 60 cities

COLUMBUS — “Sixty municipalities statewide are trapped into long-term energy contracts that could end up costing many of them more than $1 million per year, according to a new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. The Prairie State Energy Campus, a 1,600-megawatt clean-coal power plant and […]

Court strikes down EPA rule on coal pollution
Coal / Energy

Court strikes down EPA rule on coal pollution

WASHINGTON D.C. — “A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday overturned a key Obama administration rule to reduce harmful emissions from coal-burning power plants, sparking a rally in coal company shares and relief among utility firms. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit said in a 2-1 decision that […]

FirstEnergy to idle back its huge W.H. Sammis power plant on the Ohio River, operate only when needed
Coal / Energy / FirstEnergy

FirstEnergy to idle back its huge W.H. Sammis power plant on the Ohio River, operate only when needed

AKRON — “In about a month FirstEnergy Corp. will idle one of its largest coal-burning power plants. The W.H. Sammis power plant only will run when needed, beginning about Sept. 16, said Todd Schneider, company spokesman. There will be no layoffs, he said, but only 100 to 130 of the […]

White House weakened EPA soot proposal, documents show
Coal / Energy

White House weakened EPA soot proposal, documents show

WASHINGON D.C. — “The White House recently modified an Environmental Protection Agency proposal to limit soot emissions, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post, inviting public comment on a slightly weaker standard than the agency had originally sought. The behind-the-scenes tweaking of the proposed soot standards, which affect particles […]

Obama’s August surprise in coal country? Mountaintop removal moratorium and green jobs plan?
Coal / Mountaintop Removal

Obama’s August surprise in coal country? Mountaintop removal moratorium and green jobs plan?

TUCSON, AZ — “As the ravages of mountaintop removal coal mining–including the re-emerging scandal of reckless black lung policies on strip miners–continue to mount despite the shift of coal production to the heartland and western Power River Basin–President Obama has an election-year opportunity to declare an armistice in the polarized […]

Keep mercury rule …
Coal / Energy

Keep mercury rule …

WASHINGTON D.C. — ” The Senate is set to vote today on a proposal that would kill America’s first rule governing mercury emissions, imposing tighter controls on coal-fired power plants and other industrial sources. Ohio and other Great Lakes states, in particular, need the rule to stay intact. Mercury, a […]

U.S. coal’s share of total net generation continues to decline
Coal / Energy

U.S. coal’s share of total net generation continues to decline

WASHINGTON D.C. — ” Amid historically low natural gas prices and the warmest March ever recorded in much of the United States, coal’s share of total net generation dropped to 34%—the lowest level since at least January 1973 (the earliest date for which EIA has monthly statistics). Despite seasonally low […]

Citizens groups launch new website to track troubled Prairie State coal plant
Coal / Energy / Prairie State Coal Plant

Citizens groups launch new website to track troubled Prairie State coal plant

CLEVELAND — A network of consumer and environmental organizations from the Midwest today launched a new website to track developments at the controversial Prairie State coal-fired power plant, currently under construction in southern Illinois.  The website, called “Prairie State Coal Plant Tracker,” is located at www.prairiestatecoalplant.org…. “Information about the delays […]