Greens stop Ohio coal-to-liquids plant

The Natural Resources Defense Council reached an agreement to win.

According to the Clean Energy Report,

Environmentalists have agreed to end their litigation challenging permits for a planned coal-to-liquid (CTL) plant in Ohio, ending a suit that sought to require regulators to weigh the climate impacts of proposed developments when issuing wetlands permits — one of several efforts aimed at addressing greenhouse gases (GHGs) under the Clean Water Act (CWA).

The agreement, reached earlier this month between environmentalists, the state of Ohio and investors in the planned CTL plant will end plans to produce liquid coal at the first such environmentally permitted facility in the United States…

That’s right, the NRDC agreed to win. That’s must have been a tough negotiation.

3 thoughts on “Greens stop Ohio coal-to-liquids plant”

  1. “… ending a suit that sought to require regulators to weigh the climate impacts of proposed developments when issuing wetlands permits — one of several efforts aimed at addressing greenhouse gases (GHGs) under the Clean Water Act (CWA).”

    When are they going to start prosecuting the beavers for making their dams ?

  2. Tom,

    not for long. Under the regulation scheme the companies are closing the oldest plants as they cannot continue to operate at a profit. The continuation of the regulation will force them to close the newer plants eventually without building replacements. Windmills, solar, geothermal simply cannot replace the coal. They are being replaced with gas, but, that still emits a lof of CO2. How much longer before Obie and the EPA cracks down on them also???

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