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Appalachia coalition creates blueprint for more sustainable, equitable

Reimagine Appalachia breaks away from fossil fuels, to build a carbon neutral economy with racial equity and good paying jobs.
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“False hope" or four more years? Ohio Valley stakeholders reflect on Trump energy policy

Donald Trump highlighted coal miners in his 2016 victory as he promised to bring coal back. Four years later, mining jobs are at a historic low.
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Toxics

Reopened schools find health risks in water after COVID-19 lockdowns

A number of schools found the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease in their water, and experts say more should expect to see it.
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Food

Want more new farmers on the land? Give landowners a tax break

Minnesota created tax incentives for people selling land and other farm assets to beginning farmers, and Pennsylvania and Ohio are following its lead.
Justice

Federal PAC donations show Ohio Valley lawmakers raked in thousands from utility FirstEnergy

Lawmakers from across the Ohio Valley have received nearly half a million dollars in campaign contributions from 2019-2020 from a political action committee associated with FirstEnergy Corp.
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Climate

Trump attacks Harris on fracking: Can it swing Pa. and Ohio?

When asked about Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) yesterday, President Trump said "she is against fracking; she is against petroleum products." What's her energy record, and how will it play in battleground states?
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Toxics

Energy companies spend billions on fruitless projects

Ohio’s high-profile bailout of nuclear plants is just one of several questionable schemes between lawmakers and energy companies.
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Justice

Current $61M bribery allegation opens old wounds for FirstEnergy

The $61 million alleged bribery scheme wrapped around FirstEnergy Corp. has opened old wounds for the Ohio utility giant, and convinced FirstEnergy's harshest critics that the corporation never learned its lesson.

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Justice

Power failure: A massive bribery scheme could change the Ohio Valley's energy system

The scandal has rocked Ohio politics and could also impact energy policy in the Ohio Valley, as coal and nuclear power generators continue to struggle.
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Justice

They spent millions to protect polluters. Then they got busted by the FBI

The strange Ohio case offers juicy details on how corporations block environmental campaigns.
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Climate

FirstEnergy CEO on corruption scandal: It wasn't me

FirstEnergy Corp. CEO Charles Jones vehemently denied any involvement in the sweeping corruption scandal that has ensnared the Ohio House speaker, declaring in an earnings call with financial analysts today: "The CEO referenced in some of that affidavit wasn't me."
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Climate

Illinois and Ohio bribery scandals show the perils of mixing utilities and politics

For utilities, all things take a back seat to profit, and their power can be bad for customers and the climate.
Toxics

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine calls for nuclear bailout energy law to be repealed in wake of bribery scandal

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has reversed course and called for a nuclear bailout energy law to be repealed in the wake of the state's $60 million bribery scandal.
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Climate

Ohio’s bribery scandal is bad. The state’s lack of an energy plan may be worse

The $61 million scheme snagged a politician, lobbyists and a dark money group. Meanwhile, nobody's thinking about how to get to a clean energy future.

Justice

Plan to 'reimagine Appalachia' touts jobs, justice and sustainability for the Ohio Valley

A coalition of progressive policy and environmental groups has released a “blueprint” that provides a framework for how Ohio Valley communities could reap the benefits of federal action to address climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic. 
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