Justice Department takes aim at cleanup holes in FirstEnergy restructuring plan

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Plain Dealer:The U.S. Department of Justice fired a warning shot this week across the bow of FirstEnergy Solutions and its path toward restructuring itself free of past debt and other obligations. The warning did not leave out parent company FirstEnergy, which negotiated a deal with FES and creditors last summer and has since insisted it has no financial responsibility for FES and its many problems.The federal and state authorities don’t agree with that and filed an objection in bankruptcy court making sure the companies, its creditors, and the court understand that. In an eight-page court brief, lawyers for the Justice Department and Ohio and Pennsylvania attorneys general noted that they believe FirstEnergy has “significant independent liability.” They added that FES itself is also on the hook to pay for cleanup left behind by coal power plants and the long-term decommissioning cost of its nuclear plants.“The Non-Debtor Affiliates (FirstEnergy) have numerous liabilities to the Governments under environmental laws for their ownership and/or operation of (and/or disposal at) some of the same facilities for decades even before the Debtors [FES] became the owners/operators,” they argue.The brief reads that FES has for months repeatedly put off negotiating its liabilities for cleaning up power plant environmental damage while simultaneously cutting deals with its creditors and winning extra time from the court to independently restructure itself, free of past debt.“Counsel requested that the Governments be included early on in the negotiations [with creditors] and not be the only ones left out and then presented with a fait accompli that everybody else had negotiated,” the attorneys wrote.Yet, in the latest request to the court for a third time extension to continue to develop its restructuring plan without having to deal with competing plans, FES made no mention of its obligations to deal with the government, the brief to the court said. The FES request for a third extension of time was “silent with respect to the Governments’ concerns and makes no provision for any allocation or trust relating to environmental liabilities,” the government noted.More: Justice Department, Ohio AG warn FirstEnergy Solutions and FirstEnergy on environmental obligations Justice Department takes aim at cleanup holes in FirstEnergy restructuring planlast_img read more

Weekly Update: Standing Up for Women’s Health Choices, Improving Standardized Testing, Helping Seniors Receive High Quality Community Care

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Preparing kids for tomorrow’s economy is an issue we can all get behind. This week, I announced that PA is joining bipartisan governors in 14 other states in partnering with @codeorg to bring computer science education to all PA schools. https://t.co/KUVQtzcYT5 pic.twitter.com/2mrfQIkhwP— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) December 6, 2017 Weekly Update: Standing Up for Women’s Health Choices, Improving Standardized Testing, Helping Seniors Receive High Quality Community Care December 08, 2017 The Blog,  Weekly Update On Monday, Governor Wolf vowed to veto Senate Bill 3. This legislation is the most extreme anti-choice policy in the country and would criminalize a common health procedure without any exception for victims of rape or incest.“I have met with women and medical professionals and understand how devastating and dangerous this bill would be for patients,” said Governor Wolf. “That’s why I will veto this attack on women. Put simply, women’s health care decisions should be left up to women and their doctors, not politicians in Harrisburg.”On Wednesday, Governor Wolf was joined by parents, students, teachers, and school administrators to announce improvements to the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) standardized testing. The governor first announced the reduction in PSSA testing in August.Governor Wolf traveled to Pittsburgh on Thursday to announce the 2018 launch of Community HealthChoices in southwest Pennsylvania. The program will help seniors age at home by connecting them to healthcare services in their communities. CHC will also help people age 21 or older with physical disabilities find local high quality care.“Since I became Governor, my administration has been focused on improving health care across Pennsylvania, making it better and more convenient for patients and practitioners alike,” Governor Wolf said. “We found that one of the most important priorities was the ability to get high quality care close to home. Community HealthChoices delivers that ability to our patients, our seniors, and those with disabilities.”Governor Wolf’s Week, December 3 – December 9, 2017Monday, 12/4/17Governor Wolf Joins Bipartisan Governors’ Partnership to Expand Computer Science in SchoolsGovernor Wolf: Senate Bill 3 is an Attack on WomenGovernor Wolf Announces Increased Accountability on Grant ProgramsGovernor Wolf Announces New Approvals for Low-Interest Loans to Support 11 Small Business Projects and More Than 125 New JobsTuesday, 12/5/17Governor Wolf Announces 59 Counties Initially Participating in PCCD’s Naloxone for First Responders ProgramFirst Lady Frances Wolf Opens Governor’s Residence for Holiday Tours, Open HouseGovernor Wolf Announces Investment to Improve Recreation, Community Revitalization at 266 Sites Across PennsylvaniaCommission for Women Urges House to Vote Against Senate Bill 3Wednesday, 12/6/17Governor Wolf Announces Terrafina Relocating to Pennsylvania, Creating 120 New Jobs in Monroe CountyWolf Administration Approves Fulton County Facility to Begin Medical Marijuana ProductionGovernor Wolf Announces More Reductions in Standardized Testing for Pennsylvania Students, TeachersPennsylvania Expands Industrial Hemp Research OpportunitiesWolf Administration Teams Up to Support Families in Need this Holiday SeasonGovernor Wolf Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance DayThursday, 12/7/17Governor Wolf: More Seniors to Receive Coordinated, Quality Health Care in Their Homes, CommunitiesGovernor Wolf Approves 106 Local Water Clean Up Projects StatewideGovernor Wolf Pushes Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Pension Forfeiture for Public OfficialsGovernor Wolf Calls for Abolishing State Control of Philadelphia Parking AuthorityFriday, 12/8/17Governor Wolf Reminds Pennsylvanians that the Holiday Season is the Perfect Time to Give in Support of Those Who GaveIn First Year, Pennsylvanians Reclaim $2.6 Million from Missing Life Insurance Policies Using Online Locator ToolGovernor Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf Light the 2017 Capitol Christmas TreeHighlights from TwitterI will veto this attack on a woman’s right to choose if it reaches my desk. #StopPABans https://t.co/UfYsoA6faV— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) December 5, 2017 Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolflast_img read more

Dominica State College to honour its sportsmen.

first_img Tweet Sharing is caring! 31 Views   no discussions EducationNewsTertiary Dominica State College to honour its sportsmen. by: – May 17, 2011 Sharecenter_img Share Share Dominica State College. Photo credit: GIS NewsStudents of the Dominica State College (DSC) have demonstrated that life at DSC goes beyond mere academics by excellent representation of the college in various sporting competitions organized by the Sports Division of the Ministry of Sports and Culture.This year, the college has done exceptionally well in these competitions winning a total of five (5) championships. These are as follows:1.   Men under 20 Basketball;2.   Men under 20 Cricket;3.   Men under 20 Volleyball;4.   Women under 20 Netball; and5.   Women under 20 Basketball;A number of DSC sports student received various awards and accolades and a number of them went on to represent Dominica in various sporting disciplines.Most notably of these is Mr. Kavem Hodge, an outstanding DSC cricketer, who was selected to the West Indies Youth team and was awarded the 2010 Youth Sportsman of the Year at the National Sports Awards.  Mr. Hodge recently represented the West Indies Youth team in Australia and Dubai and from all reports he made an impressionable statement to the cricketing world and is expected to be a full-fledged member of the West Indies senior cricket team in the not too distant future.Unique in some way to our college, is the volunteering of some of our students, who in some cases may have passed the age to participate in the competitions organized by the Sports Division, as Student Coaches.The Office of the President in collaboration with the Student Services of the Dominica State College will be honouring all the students who represent the DSC in sports this year with a Sports Honouring Ceremony to be held on Friday May 20, 2011 at 4:30pm at the Gazebo, DSC Stock Farm campus.The format of the ceremony should include a formal session with Dr. Donald Peters, former West Indies CEO as the feature speaker and a cocktail/ party. In the formal session every student who participated in Sports on behalf of the DSC will receive the President certificate of honour and all student coaches as well as top performers will receive a plaque for their outstanding performances. This event should be well covered by the media and should be an annual college event.The Dominica State College is extremely proud of the achievements and contribution of its students in sports and looks forward to this continued trend in the future.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more