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Letter: No endorsement from American Lung Association for coal-to-diesel

Local citizens and public health groups have stood together in opposition to the proposed coal-to-diesel refinery in Dale. Speakers at the public hearing on December 5 in Lincoln City opposed the project by a seven-to-one ratio. Which is why it was surprising that a letter by Ray Striegel in December (“Dale Town Council president speaks […]

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Letter: Riverview Coal-to-Diesel plant a destructive pipe dream

On Friday, January 25, I asked Greg Merle, president of Riverview Energy, whether his pipe dream of a toxic coal-to-diesel plant in Dale has any financing.  His answer was “I’m working on it.” In other words, no financing. But what has his straw-to-gold scheme already cost the people of Dale and the rest of Indiana? Lincolnland Economic […]

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Letter: Memorial Gym not an ‘old barn’

Evansville Courier & Press writer Gordon Engelhardt compared Huntingburg Memorial Gymnasium to an “old barn” in his article posted in the paper this past Sunday. He wrote, “With McCarty in the house, or historic old barn to be more accurate, Heritage Hills coach Nate Hawkins said the entire Patriots’ team was energized,” in the article published […]

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Letter: C2D – Confusing Direction?

Brian Howey reported in his Evansville Sunday Courier column of January 6, 2019, that Indiana Manufacturing Association President, Brian Burton said, “45 percent of the Hoosier workforce will be retiring in the next decade.”    Governor Holcomb has called this “the ‘silver tusnami’ with 10,000 American Baby Boomers retiring each week.  Indiana will need to be filling […]

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Letter: Riverview Energy: A perspective of sister cities

Riverview Energy is proposing to build a new refinery converting coal to clean diesel fuel via coal hydrogenation. “Coal particles are hydrogenated at high pressure and temperature; therefore, the plant will have a significantly lower carbon foot-print than other technologies. Additionally, there are no unusable “leftovers” to be shipped to landfills–and no disposal of ash […]

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Letter: Ultra-low diesel no reason for coal-to-diesel plant

I am a retired over-the-road truck driver and in response to Ray Striegel’s claim that we need ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel to keep this nation moving, he must understand that ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel is not a new product.   Beginning December 1, 2010, all on-highway diesel vehicles were required to ultra-low using ultra-low sulfur diesel […]

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Letter: IDEM has failed to satisfy its obligations in coal-to-diesel

We believe it’s one of just a couple of coal plants of any kind being proposed now in the U.S. that has a good chance of being built. Earthjustice and other organizations have just called on Indiana to reject the Spencer County plant and have submitted a letter/official comment that explains, “‘The ‘Riverview’ development would […]

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Letter: Election thank you

Please accept this letter as an expression of my deepest appreciation for the election news coverage you provided during the District 74 State House of Representatives race. Your coverage helped deliver timely and important news to the residents of Crawford, Dubois, Orange, Perry and Spencer Counties. I also want to thank the 10,355 residents who […]

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