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Memo – Why should the Ohio Attorney General be asked to investigate the Prairie State deal? August 21, 2013

Memo – Why should the Ohio Attorney General be asked to investigate the Prairie State deal? (pdf)

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AP: Ratepayers Feel ‘Duped’ by AMP/Peabody Coal Deal

“Towns across the Midwest” are challenging the notion that they are locked into a costly long-term electricity deal with Prairie State Energy Campus, the southern Illinois coal-fired plant that has proven both expensive and unreliable. In an article published nationally today, the Associated Press notes that dozens of municipalities through the American Municipal Power cooperative […]

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B.G. residents seek state investigation Controversial Ohio power plants at issue

By Tom Henry, Toledo Blade “BOWLING GREEN — Angered by rising electric rates, several Bowling Green area residents want Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine to investigate how Columbus-based American Municipal Power got 68 of its member communities to invest in one of the Midwest’s largest and most controversial coal-fired power plants built in more than […]

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Electricity co-op gives B.G. a jolt: Rate increases spark concerns

By Tom Henry, Toledo Blade – BOWLING GREEN — The question isn’t whether Bowling Green’s electricity costs will rise, but why. With annual rate increases of 5 percent planned through 2019 — costing homes and businesses 25 percent more five years from now — some people are questioning how much faith Bowling Green should maintain […]

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Galion council, mayor work on energy deal compromise

GALION — “After weeks of heated debate over whether Galion should ask the Ohio Attorney General’s office to review the city’s contract with Prairie State Energy Campus, council and Mayor Tom O’Leary are working together toward a compromise. Council voted to send a revised resolution on the issue back to committee during Tuesday night’s council […]

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Prairie State deal deserves to be investigated

CLEVELAND, OH – “Peabody Energy, the nation’s largest coal company, promised 217 municipalities and 17 electric membership cooperatives in the Midwest a source of low-cost, stable electricity in return for bearing the financial risk of building the Prairie State coal-fired power plant.   The plant, in Southern Illinois fully connected to the grid less than a […]

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Memo – Why should the Ohio Attorney General be asked to investigate the Prairie State deal? August 21, 2013

Memo – Why should the Ohio Attorney General be asked to investigate the Prairie State deal? (pdf)

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Cities ask Ohio AG to investigate Prairie State Energy Campus

CHICAGO, IL — “— A group of four city council members, including one from Cleveland, have asked the Ohio Attorney General to launch an investigation into the controversial bond-financed Prairie State Energy Campus that opened last year after cost overruns and delays. …Ohio-based American Municipal Power, which has a 23% interest in the coal-fired plant, and […]

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