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Landowners Sue FirstEnergy Over Waste

AP | By VICKI SMITH | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — More than 50 West Virginia and Pennsylvania property owners are suing FirstEnergy Corp. over groundwater pollution, soggy y...

Lucia Graves

Industry At Odds With GOP 'War On Coal' Rhetoric

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When President Barack Obama laid out a broad climate change package earlier this week, Republican opponents accused him of waging a war ...

Ohio's Next Big Decision -- A Clean or Dirty Energy Future?

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 01.28.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Now that the presidential election is over, the people of Ohio are facing another important choice -- whether their state will embrace clean energy measures that will save money and lives, or continue wasting energy from polluting coal plants.

If You Lived Downwind From This Power Plant, Would You Be Concerned?

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 09.16.2012 | Green
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

Davis-Besse, a nuclear power plant just 30 miles from downtown Toledo, does not provide the same margin of safety that it did when it was built 34 years ago. Will we allow the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to simply lower its standards?

Ohio Nuclear Plant Restarts, No New Cracks Found

AP | Posted 08.15.2012 | Green

OAK HARBOR, Ohio (AP) — A FirstEnergy Corp. nuclear plant along Lake Erie in Ohio is back in action after shutting down for more than a month for sc...

Officials Find Small Leak At Ohio Nuclear Plant

AP | JOHN SEEWER | Posted 06.03.2013 | Green

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A FirstEnergy Corp. subsidiary said Thursday that they discovered and contained a pinhole-size leak spraying radioactive coolant...

Matt Sledge

Little Blue Run Expansion Worries Neighbors In Midst Of National Coal Ash Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.01.2012 | Green

LAWRENCEVILLE, W.Va. -- When Beulah Bryant married her husband and moved to this rural corner of the state 50 years ago, she thought she’d died and ...

Matt Sledge

Lawsuit Planned Over Massive Dump

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.30.2012 | Green

An environmentalist group announced Wednesday it will be filing a lawsuit against utility company FirstEnergy over alleged environmental violations at...

West Virginia Arsenic Lawsuit Settled

AP | Posted 07.01.2012 | Green

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — FirstEnergy Corp. and environmentalists have agreed to settle a lawsuit over alleged arsenic pollution from a coal-ash dump...

Why Won't FirstEnergy Tell the Truth About Davis-Besse?

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 04.09.2012 | Green
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

The public deserves more from FirstEnergy. It's time to release all the photos, all the test results, and all the reports. It's time to stop the spin and start full disclosure. Tell the people the truth about Davis-Besse.

Ohio Coal Closures: A Business Decision That Pays Dividends for Neighboring Communities and the Great Lakes

Henry Henderson | Posted 04.01.2012 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

For the people of Ohio, yesterday was a big day. As I look south from downtown Chicago, I can only hope that the folks managing our similarly toxic coal plants will come to a similar decision so that the same toll can be stopped in our town.

Ohio Coal Plant Linked to $30m in Annual Economic Damage

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bruce Nilles

This post was co-written by Nachy Kanfer, Associate Field Organizer for the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign in Ohio.We regularly dispute Big Coal w...