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Ohio: Licking River

Two kayaks paddle on a river past a large rock wall

Licking River Main Branch Location: The Licking River is a part of the Mississippi River watershed and is located in central Ohio near Newark. How to access: The Riverview Reserve, a 110-acre nature preserve, has an accessible boat launch. From

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U.S. Sees Growth in Clean Energy Jobs

A total of 110,000 net new clean energy jobs were added in the United States in 2018, a growth rate of 3.6 percent.

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Community resists proposed strip mine in Ohio State Forest

scenic photo of lake contrasted with coal mine photo

The grassroots group Friends of Perry State Forest formed to fight a proposed 550-acre strip mine in Southeast Ohio’s Perry State Forest. A key public meeting is set for Feb. 26.

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States Tackle Environmental and Energy Issues

With state legislative sessions underway across Appalachia, here are some energy and environmental bills to keep an eye on.

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Petrochemical Plants Advance

Ohio issued an air permit for a petrochemical plant in Belmont County as construction continues on Royal Dutch Shell’s ethane cracker in western Pennsylvania.

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Banding Together for Better Power Options

An Ohio state law has allowed hundreds of communities to choose a more affordable power supplier.

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Coal Company Loses Road Waiver Request in Ohio

A county judge in Ohio upheld a decision to deny a request from Oxford Mining Company, LLC, to mine coal alongside a public road.

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Holding pipeline profiteers accountable

sign in front of house

The fossil fuel industry and monopoly utilities will not turn easily from their money-making course. We citizens must continue to hold them accountable.

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Appalachia’s Toxic Dumping Ground

Felicia Mettler

Ohio has more frack waste disposal wells than any other Appalachian state and receives millions of barrels of the toxic waste each year.

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Solitude and Discovery at Zaleski State Forest

During Baby Josie’s first mountain hike, her parents took her on a 10-mile loop in southeast Ohio that wanders by a pond of lily pads, along ridgelines and through pine groves.

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