Even without floods, multiple Ohio sites already have been found to have elevated contaminant levels in groundwater.
Wind and solar generation on the nation’s largest regional electric grid lags other parts of the country.
An industry-backed effort aims to end ORSANCO’s role in setting and enforcing pollution standards.
Conservation and environmental groups will now have a formal seat at the table when regulators meet to review water quality issues and standards for the Ohio River – a status enjoyed by the power industry and other groups for years.
A 12-year extension allowing power plants and other industrial polluters to exceed mercury standards as wastewater enters the Ohio River could be stretched out even further, if a proposal before an interstate regulatory board is approved.