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Cleveland coal plant harms low-income communities and communities of color
Coal / FirstEnergy

Cleveland coal plant harms low-income communities and communities of color

CLEVELAND — “A new national NAACP report, ‘Coal Blooded: Putting Profits over People‘, identifies Lake Shore Plant in Cleveland, as the nation’s sixth-most harmful plant for low-income communities and communities of color, receiving a grade of ‘F’. On Thursday, June 30, NAACP leaders will release the report and urge Cleveland […]

Coal / FirstEnergy

Children’s drawings for FirstEnergy

Coal / FirstEnergy

Millions of Great Lakes fish killed in power plant intakes

Industry resists alternative cooling equipment that would protect species OREGON — “Despite decades of efforts to restore and protect the Great Lakes, dozens of old power plants still are allowed to kill hundreds of millions of fish each year by sucking in massive amounts of water to cool their equipment. […]

Proposed rules could shrink Lake Erie
FirstEnergy

Proposed rules could shrink Lake Erie

COLUMBUS — “The proposed Ohio caps far exceed those enacted or proposed by Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania and Ontario, all of which border Lake Erie. Kristy Meyer, the Ohio Environmental Council’s clean-water program director, said less water in Lake Erie could damage fish populations and worsen already serious problems with […]

FirstEnergy Corp. shareholders reject two resolutions questioning the use of coal
Coal / FirstEnergy / Mountaintop Removal

FirstEnergy Corp. shareholders reject two resolutions questioning the use of coal

AKRON — “As shareholders considered coal’s future, demonstrators outside the John S. Knight Center held a quiet, rain-soaked vigil against coal. Organized by the Ohio chapter of the Sierra Club, the demonstrators included West Virginia residents, where “mountaintop removal” is being used to mine coal. ‘Every time you flip on […]

Shareholders re-elect FirstEnergy directors
Coal / FirstEnergy / Mountaintop Removal

Shareholders re-elect FirstEnergy directors

Two proposals backed by environmentalists fail to win approval at meeting in Akron AKRON — “The two proposals were the first time activist groups have assisted in a shareholder proposal to try to encourage FirstEnergy to move away from its reliance on coal-fired power plants, but it is part of […]

Coal / Coal Ash / FirstEnergy

FirstEnergy shareholders defeat enviro proposals

NEW YORK, NY — “The coal ash proposal received support from 36% of shareholder voting at the company’s annual meeting in Akron, according to company spokeswoman Tricia Ingraham. The coal reliance report got even less support — 31%, she said. While the meeting was going on, a rally sponsored by […]

Coal / Energy / FirstEnergy

Citizens urge Ohio Power Company to move toward clean energy

COLUMBUS — “Sandy Bihn, who lives near First Energy’s Bay Shore power plant in Northwest Ohio, says coal ash emitted from the plant has left a footprint in the community. ‘They have had through the years a street cleaner that goes down and takes the dirt off the streets ’cause […]

Beaver County group joins rally at FirstEnergy meeting
Coal / FirstEnergy

Beaver County group joins rally at FirstEnergy meeting

AKRON — “The Beaver County-based Citizens Against Coal Ash group has been invited to participate in a clean energy rally outside the FirstEnergy stockholders meeting today in Akron. The invitation was extended by two environmentally focused stockholder groups, one based in Massachusetts and the other in California, who placed coal-related […]

Can we realistically retire coal plants and still have enough power to meet our needs?
Coal / Energy

Can we realistically retire coal plants and still have enough power to meet our needs?

GLASTONBERY, CT — “The shortest answer is yes, we can meet our country’s electricity needs while retiring coal plants. And replacing coal plants with cleaner sources of energy is not only critical for slowing global warming and saving lives, but it also makes financial sense for ratepayers. Many of the […]