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Expert: Falling power plant emissions reduces corn nutrient

corn, agriculture

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana agricultural expert says declining power plant emissions are apparently reducing the amount of an important nutrient corn plants get through rainfall. Purdue Extension soil fertility specialist Jim Camberato says Indiana’s rainfall used to contain a lot of sulfur from coal-fired power plant emissions. But he says the amount of sulfur reaching corn through ...

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Coal groups worried about executive liability in ex-CEO case

don blankenship

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Coal industry groups are concerned that the conviction of former coal executive Don Blankenship could expose other industry leaders to criminal conspiracy charges. Coal Associations from Illinois, Ohio and West Virginia shared concerns in a brief Tuesday with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which is considering Blankenship’s appeal. Blankenship is serving a one-year sentence ...

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Regulators agree to sale of 12 Eversource power plants

Merrimack Station, coal fired power plant

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — State energy regulators have approved the sale of 12 Eversource Energy power plants, a move expected to save customers money. The nine hydro facilities and three fossil-fuel plants, including coal-fired Merrimack Station, Newington Station and Schiller Station in Portsmouth will be sold at auction overseen by the state Public Utilities Commission, which approved the sale Friday. ...

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