Author Archives: John Blair

Trump Prepares Lifeline for Money-Losing Coal Plants

May 31, 2018 – By Jennifer Dlouhy in Bloomberg News  Trump administration officials are making plans to order grid operators to buy electricity from struggling coal and nuclear plants in an effort to extend their life, a move that could … Continue reading

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Money pit or fuel hedge? In Midwest, it depends on who is paying

May 25, 2018 – by Jeffrey Tomich, E&E News. Editors note: Valley Watch, along with the Citizens Action Coalition, Save the Valley and the Hoosier Environmental Council, collaborating as the Indiana Clean Energy campaign worked tirelessly in the early years of this century to … Continue reading

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Mad as Hell

May 23, 2018 – Peter Finch in the MGM movie Network, 1976 42 years after the movie Network ran in theaters across America, we are now living its reality. Just watch and see how prophetic this movie was.

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The Decline Of U.S. Coal Power Looks A Lot Like Henderson, Kentucky

May 22, 2018 – by Ryan Van Velzer, WFPL-Lousiville. Henderson, Kentucky’s coal-fired power plant provided among the lowest electricity rates in the country for its residents just two years ago, according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. But … Continue reading

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Arctic sea ice maximum at second lowest in the satellite record

March 27, 2018 – by Arctic Sea Ice News and Analysis – Arctic sea ice appears to have reached its annual maximum extent on March 17. This is the second lowest Arctic maximum in the 39-year satellite record. The four … Continue reading

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Cambridge Analytica-Trump’s Dirty Tricksters

March 20, 2018- Undercover with Channel 4 in the United Kingdom. An undercover investigation by Channel 4 News reveals how Cambridge Analytica secretly campaigns in elections across the world. Bosses were filmed talking about using bribes, ex-spies, fake IDs and sex workers. … Continue reading

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Glyphosate linked to shorter pregnancies in Indiana women

March 16, 2018 – Environmental Health News – Women with higher levels of the herbicide are more likely to have shorter pregnancies, according to a study of pregnant mothers living in Indiana’s Corn Belt. The consequences for their babies can … Continue reading

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Breaking News – Prospects for two giant fertilizer plants in SW Indiana dim drastically

February 1, 2018- © John Blair, valleywatch.net editor. Editor’s note: Valley Watch has singularly opposed these plants since as early as 2012 when they were first conceived.    Earlier in the decade area residents were told they were going to have … Continue reading

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This is not a hoax!

December 17, 2017, by Paul Nicklen, National Geographic This video sadly speaks for itself. Ivanka Trump should be forced to watch this and then tell us she has done all she can to convince her father that Climate Change is REAL!

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Pollution Kills More People Than Anything Else

  November 7, 2017-By James Conca in Forbes Magazine The most comprehensive report to date on the health effects of environmental pollution shows that filthy air, contaminated water and other polluted parts of our environment kill more people worldwide each … Continue reading

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Vectren near the bottom in nationwide “Customer Satisfaction” survey by J.D. Power

UPDATE: The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission granted Vectren everything they wanted, ignoring the evidence and facts presented by Valley Watch and Citizens Action Coalition. Rates will rise. July 18. 2107- by John Blair, valleywatch.net editor (disclaimer- I own 198 shares of … Continue reading

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She Will Take It, She Will Take It Back, Someday-Pink Floyd

June 1, 2017 – by John Blair valleywatch.net editor In anticipation of Stupid Donald Trump exiting the the Paris Climate Accord in a couple hours, I am posting this prophetic song written by David Gilmour of Pink Floyd ©1994 titled “She … Continue reading

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‘First Protest in Space’ Slams Trump With Astronaut’s Famous Quote

April 30, 2017 by EcoWatch As President Donald Trump takes aim at Earth science with his proposed NASA cuts, the Autonomous Space Agency Network (ASAN) has launched the “first protest in space.” The independent space agency, which advocates for DIY … Continue reading

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Sabic Innovative Plastics adds “cogeneration” facility freeing up considerable Vectren capacity

April 26, 2017 – by John Blair, valleywatch.net editor Sabic Innovative Plastics, (Formerly GE Plastics) in Mt. Vernon, IN has decided to partially wean itself from the Vectren grid by building their own electrical and steam generation plant onsite. Their … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Give Air Quality the Attention It Deserves

March 22, 2017 – by Bob Henson in the Wunderblog of Weather Underground.com Each day of every year, a quiet disaster unfolds in households and hospitals across the world. More than 10,000 lives are lost worldwide every 24 hours as … Continue reading

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