Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Indiana County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
(AP) Three years ago, the operators of one of the nation’s dirtiest coal-fired power plants warned of “immediate and devastating” consequences from the Obama administration’s push to clean up pollution from coal.
Faced with cutting sulfur dioxide pollution blowing into downwind states by 80 percent in less than a year, lawyers for EME Homer City Generation L.P. sued the Environmental Protection Agency to block the rule, saying it would cause it grave harm and bring a painful spike in electricity bills.
None of those dire predictions came to pass.
Instead, the massive western Pennsylvania power plant is expected in a few years to turn from one of the worst polluters in the country to a model for how coal-fired power plants can slash pollution.
People just don’t learn. After the horrible incident at Penn State, people are still giving alcohol to minors. DUH!
A 21-year-old, part-time police officer and school board member has been charged with giving his underage ex-girlfriend and others alcohol. 38 people were arrested and charged with underage drinking when police raided a party back in January. Officer Ethan Sorbin-Randolph has also been charged with intimidating witnesses. How special.
Sorbin-Randolph has been suspended from his job as a police officer in Homer City but still remains on the school board of Homer Center School District.