Great Lakes (IL IN MI MN OH WI)

Ohio Utilities Seek To Keep Reasons for Public "Bailout" Secret from Public

Three major electric utilities want the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) to make ratepayers pay for aging and unprofitable coal and nuclear generation plants in that state. But the ratepayers — the utilities claim — aren't entitled to know whether they might be ripped off.

January 31, 2015

DEADLINE: Driehaus Foundation Awards for Investigative Reporting

Presented by the Better Government Association with the support of the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the Awards recognize the best in government-related investigative reporting from across the Midwest region, defined as Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin and Michigan. Enter by Jan 31, 2015.

"Study: Wisconsin Groundwater Contaminated By Coal Ash"

"The 'beneficial reuse' of coal ash, often touted as a way to keep the material out of landfills, is potentially causing serious contamination of drinking water in southeast Wisconsin and possibly across the state, according to a report released today by Clean Wisconsin."

Source: Midwest Energy News, 11/19/2014

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