Supreme Court reverses board's decision on SunCoke

The Ohio Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the Ohio Power Siting Board erred by denying it had jurisdiction to review the environmental impact of coke ovens that are to be part of an electric power “cogeneration station” of the SunCoke plant being built of Yankee Road.

In a 4-1 decision, the court reversed the siting board’s approval of the siting of the $360 million facility without considering the environmental impact of the coke ovens. The court remanded SunCoke’s application to the siting board for further proceedings to determine whether the proposed facility “represents the minimum adverse environmental impact,” according to the ruling.

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