Columbus Business First: Sierra Club chief on ‘painful’ decision to partner with coal-burning AEP

by Tom Knox
Reporter, Columbus Business First

How does one of the country’s biggest environmental groups decide to partner with one of the country’s biggest coal-burning utilities?

“Painfully,” says Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club

The Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign is the San Francisco group’s largest in its history, and it has worked out deals with utilities before.

But last month, as part of American Electric Power Company Inc.’s ongoing income-guarantee proposal being considered at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, the Sierra Club decided to partner with the utility, which relies on coal…

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