(SC) – The Trump administration released its objectives for renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The objectives suggest a repeat of labor and environmental provisions from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) — a deal whose demise Donald Trump widely took credit for…
Late Friday, Earthjustice, on behalf of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, filed a motion for temporary restraining order (TRO) against Energy Transfer Partners, to block the company from continuing to construct the Dakota Access Pipeline.
According to the filing, the proposed path of the pipeline would cut through and destroy sacred and culturally significant land. Furthermore, this information could be crucial to forcing the Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw their approval of the permits for the pipeline and conduct a comprehensive environmental review of its path.
Ohio leading Nation in coal retirements; has an opportunity to lead the country in clean energy production and manufacturing.
Today, FirstEnergy (FE) announced it would retire five coal generating units no later than 2020, specifically Units 1 through 4 of its W.H. Sammis Plant and the sole remaining unit of the Bay Shore Plant; totalling 901 MWs of coal retirements. The majority of these units have been front and center in an ongoing two-year fight before the Ohio Public Utilities Commission where FirstEnergy has been trying to secure subsidies from its customers that could be used to keep these aging and ailing coal units open. In a news release, the company also raised the possibility that it could sell the Bay Shore unit instead of simply deactivating it — but FirstEnergy Generation President Jim Lash acknowledged that “[i]t’s no longer economically viable to operate these facilities.”