First, read how FirstEnergy whines about a "high" property tax assessment "lack[ing] uniformity and is discriminatory, unjust and inequitable."
Oh, the double standards! Whatever happened to being a good corporate steward in the communities FE serves? Oh, that's right, it's all smoke and mirrors! Heaven forbid -- paying property taxes in a local community might cut into FE's profit margin! That would never happen anyhow... FirstEnergy and other utilities have their properties taxed at a different, lower "utility" rate and they pass any taxes paid along to electric ratepayers in their cost of service. They don't pay taxes, WE pay their taxes for them!
The story says FE's legal genius showed up without any appraisal of the property to attempt to back up their whining that the assessment is too high. FE, your legal prowess cracks me up!! :-)
Next, here's a rather heart-breaking letter from one of the victims of FirstEnergy's Little Blue Run Poison Pond. As if this woman doesn't have enough problems already, FE's coal ash disposal pond is leaking onto her property, washing out her driveway, undermining the foundation of her home and causing mold problems. Considering what they're dumping in Little Blue Run, I think the mold might be the least of her worries. But, she's just more collateral damage in FE's eyes. I hope she sues the bastards!
Last, but certainly not least, Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich has asked the NRC to hold public hearings before FirstEnergy powers up their beleaguered Davis-Besse nuke facility. Read some of the comments on the article -- looks like the locals aren't appreciating FE's "corporate stewardship." Read Kucinich's letter to the NRC. He says that , "FirstEnergy has a long history at Davis-Besse of placing profit ahead of safety." And that's not the worst thing he says -- read the entire letter about how unsafe this facility really is, despite "statements made by FirstEnergy [which] have been misleading at best."
Gosh, FE, thanks for the synergies...