Wednesday, June 25, 2014

This and that

Assuming the EPA's proposed new rule for existing coal-burning power plants kicks in, you'll still see coal being moved on the Ohio River. But where will it come from, and for what use? An analyst talks to SNL Financial about that.


You think of the Powder River Basin in Wyoming as a coal-producing area, but it also put out crude oil. And some of that oil is headed to or through the Ohio Valley to refineries east of the Mississippi.


And a master's degree student in history at Youngstown State University has written her thesis on three railroad bridges, one of which crosses the Ohio River at Steubenville OH and Follansbee WV. On the rare occasions I get up that way, I like to get a glimpse of that bridge. The section is long, and I haven't read it all yet, but if you want to give it a try, see if this link works.

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