Beckjord Generating Station

The Beckjord Generating Station sits 20 miles east of Cincinnati, just across the Ohio River from Kentucky. Join this Community Forum and connect with others working to accelerate the closure date for this plant. 

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Submitted by Michael
February 7, 2012

"The Beckjord Generating Station sits 20 miles east of Cincinnati, just across the Ohio River from Kentucky. Unfortunately, the plant is now owned by Duke Energy, headquartered out of state in Charlotte, North Carolina. These days, the plant is destroying the health of the residents of the Queen City at an alarming rate. This plant’s pollution kills one person every two and half days.

On July 15, 2011, Duke energy announced that it would be closing down the plant by 2015. While it’s encouraging that Duke has recognized that the writing is on the wall for...

Submitted by Kate
December 15, 2011

Tis the season of giving, and Duke Energy is spreading some holiday cheer to its ratepayers in upcoming bills, or so they say. The new low rates Ohio customers will see in January, were required by the Public Utilities Commission and are still higher than most of the other utilities in the Midwest despite being run almost entirely on coal. Duke’s Ohio residential rates are the highest of all Duke’s territories,...

Submitted by Kate
November 21, 2011

The Cincinnati Business Courier has a special report on pollution in Cincinnati in this week’s edition.  The report culminates from two months of research to answer the question "is Cincinnati's air quality getting worse?" 

Air pollution in the Queen City has increased, degrading the air quality. Meanwhile area politicians, like John Boehner are pushing to gut the EPA. 

There is hope for Cincinnati. One of the dirtiest coal-...

Submitted by Polly
November 18, 2011

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that "Ohio's power plants emitted more airborne mercury pollution last year than plants in any other U.S. state except Texas":

Environment Ohio's report ranks Ohio's 27 power plants in top-down order of mercury emissions in 2010. No. 1 was the Gavin Plant in Gallia County, owned by American Electric Power, at 829 pounds. Duke Energy's...

Submitted by Kate
November 10, 2011

It’s an exciting day in Cincinnati! Not only was City Council completely transformed, but issue 44 passed overwhelmingly with 59% of the votes. Issue 44 asked voters whether Cincinnati residents should pool their purchasing power in order to negotiate lower electricity prices and choose Cincinnati’s electricity provider. 

 

The passage of issue 44 is a clear indication that Cincinnatians are fed up with Duke Energy and their use of dirty and expensive coal plants. Cincinnati can...

Submitted by Kate
October 31, 2011

Potential savings for Cincinnati residents nearly $20 million

CINCINNATI – A new report by Ohio Citizen Action shows that ballot...

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