News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Greater Akron Chamber


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Environment


AEP will stop burning coal at three aging plants
Revised settlement leads to closure of three coal-powered plants and $8.5 million in fines paid to states and environmental groups
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


Reporter / Host
Jeff St. Clair
 
The Muskingum River power plant is one of three plants to halt coal-powered production by 2015 in a revised settlement between AEP and environmental litigants in a case began in 1999.
Courtesy of Ohio Citizen Action
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

One of the nation’s largest utilities has agreed to stop burning coal at three aging power plants as part of a settlement released today with environmental groups. Columbus-based American Electric Power will also pay $8.5 million to eight Eastern states, the U.S. EPA, and citizen groups fighting air pollution.

Ohio Citizen Action is the lead plaintiff in the case.  Director Sandy Buchanan says the recent agreement is a revision of an earlier settlement.

 

Sandy Buchanan - Ohio Citizen Action

Other options:
MP3 Download (0:29)


“The rules are with these kind of cases that if you’re going to reopen it, you have to make a further improvement in the environment. So this new settlement is going to lead to more reductions particularly in sulfur dioxide pollution even than the 2007 settlement.” 

AEP agreed to stop burning coal at the Muskingum power plant in Southeastern Ohio, plus plants in Indiana and Kentucky. The utility will replace a portion of that supply with new wind and solar investments in Indiana and Michigan. The company will also spend $5 billion to install pollution controls on plants in its aging, coal-fired fleet throughout the Eastern U.S. 

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Akron Children's Hospital hosts career fair
I Love working at Akron Children's Hospital. The children are such a joy to work with. At Akron Children’s Hospital, we’ll take this foundation and build s...

Faculty, students not behind proposed University of Akron name change
I am a proud alumnae of The University of Akron (Jan'87). I have fond and great memories of my undergraduate years at Akron being actively engaged, participatin...

Kasich's budget director takes House spending plan to task
If Kasich is so obsessed with a balanced budget, he is going to have to ask the wealthy to chip in; the middle class has already been tapped out. !!!

Petition to put marijuana legalization on Ohio ballots makes progress
I sign on 420 came home made a few calls to send others to. Sign hey hey let move it forward. Get out there a sign people

Ohio's tax commissioner says the ID quiz is going well
I filed electronically and there was no provision to print out a copy that I could find. How do I get a copy sent to my exclusive address of record, including ...

Ohio to appeal ruling keeping Akron's red light cameras in place
I don't understand what all the fuss is about. If you don't like tickets drive the speed limit and stop at red lights. It's really all up to you.

Who's on public assistance in Ohio?
legalize marijuana get over it,,, its here its been the main drug test scare of a lifetime. u got people that get drunk every night and work u got peoples on ...

Letters from a lost friend: A Beachwood survivor's Holocaust remembrance
What a great story -- and how important it was for both Marlene and her mother to tell it! Thank you.

Ohio lawmaker calls for an East Cleveland bailout
Instead of blaming Kasich and the Republicans for all of East Cleveland's fiscal woes, take a look at the facts. Some political entities in Ohio are too small ...

Legalized marijuana is a boon for a Cleveland-area grow light maker
Shouldn't he be in jail for paraphernalia? He knows he is selling for marijuana production.

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University