Author Archives: John Blair

Indiana General Assembly appears conflicted over PFAS chemicals

May 28, 2024 – By Zoe Trampke in the Star Press StarPress Editor’s Note: The following is part of a class project originally initiated in the classroom of Ball State University professor Adam Kuban in fall 2021. Kuban continued the … Continue reading

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Happy Earthday. Eat some plastic!

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Two western Kentucky communities have excessive rates of “forever chemicals” in their water.

November 28, 2023-By Ryan Van Velzer, Louisville Public Media. Editor’s Note: It has been known for a little over a year now that Henderson, Kentucky was also experiencing problems with these chemicals that are deleterious to our health and last … Continue reading

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Judge Rules in Favor of Montana Youths in a Landmark Climate Case

August 14, 2023 – by  David Gelles and Mike Baker in the New York Times The court found that young people have a constitutional right to a healthful environment and that the state must consider potential climate damage when approving projects. A … Continue reading

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If you can see it, taste it or smell it…Don’t breathe it.

June 8, 2023 – By John Blair, valleywatch.net editor. Knowing that even slight elevation in fine particles can have serious impacts on human health, I cannot help but have great compassion for those people who are having to live in … Continue reading

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EPA announces new rules for power plant carbon

New proposed standards for coal and new natural gas fired power plants would avoid more than 600 million metric tons of CO2 pollution, while also preventing 300,000 asthma attacks and 1,300 premature deaths in 2030 alone. May 11, 2023 – … Continue reading

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EarthDay 1970 changed the world, at least, mine.

April 21, 2023 – by John Blair, Valley Watch President and webpage editor. John Blair was one of the founding members of Valley Watch, whose purpose is “to protect the public health and environment of the lower Ohio River valley.” This is … Continue reading

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Improvements in air quality may slow down the rate of age-related cognitive decline

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Hilarious video from Australia about Carbon Capture and Storage

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The Kemper project just collapsed. What it signifies for CCS

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After two recent U.S. Steel discharges, Gov. Holcomb, IDEM to need to fix broken environmental protection system

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OPINION: Indiana is leading the way to environmental Armageddon

September 30, 2021 – By Katelyn Balakir, in the Indiana Daily Student

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Air Pollution Linked to Severe Mental Illness

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EPA exposed for hiding chemical risks, favoring corporate interests.

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No more babies? The hormone-altering chemicals threatening human procreation

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