Curtis TateOhio Valley ReSource Environment reporter
Curtis Tate is the Ohio Valley ReSource environment reporter. He has spent more than 17 years as a reporter and copy editor for Gannett, Dow Jones and McClatchy. He has written extensively about travel, transportation and Congress for USA TODAY, The Bergen Record, The Lexington Herald-Leader, The Wichita Eagle, The Belleville News-Democrat and The Sacramento Bee. His work has won awards from the National Press Foundation and the New Jersey Press Association. Curtis is a Kentucky native and a graduate of the University of Kentucky.
A judge in Frankfort on Tuesday ordered Justice to pay a nearly $3 million penalty, plus interest, over mine reclamation work at three sites in eastern Kentucky that was not completed before deadline.
Mountaineer has been generating electric power since Jimmy Carter was president.But due to changing environmental regulations and the competition from natural gas and renewable energy, time could be running out.