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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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Vectren releases 20 year Integrated Resource Plan

December 20, 2016-by John Blair valleywatch.net editor On December 16, Vectren Corporation the monopoly electric utility that serves much of southwest Indiana released is latest Integrated Resource Plan outlining its plan to meet their electric customers’ power needs twenty years ahead … Continue reading






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Climate talks should consider ‘immediate’ health burden of air pollution

November 18, 2016 Release from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Air pollution is not only causing long-term damage to the planet and human health, but it is already killing millions of people worldwide. In an editorial published November 14, 2016 … Continue reading






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Rutter: Not much reason for Hoosiers to celebrate Earth Day

April 25, 2016 – by Dave Rutter in the Chicago Tribune We’ve celebrated Earth Day for 46 years to inspire ourselves, challenge old ideas and motivate people to take care of their planet. Sometimes it works. Sometimes no one really … Continue reading






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Will Indiana taxpayers be left holding the bag for Peabody Energy’s irresponsibility?

March 16, 2016 – by John Blair, valleywatch.net editor. It should be noted that Valley Watch has oft challenged Peabody Energy and is proud to say that we took them on and won an important eight year battle to kill their proposed … Continue reading






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Cronkite reported on climate change in 1980

April 5, 2015 – by John Blair, valleywatch.net editor Thirty-five years ago, the “most trusted man in America,” Walter Cronkite ran a story on his nightly newscast regarding global warming and climate change. Since then hundreds pf scientific studies have … Continue reading






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Hermann, Mo., Mayor: ‘Nobody With an IQ Above Their Shoe Size’ Believes Prairie State Is Viable

April 1, 2015 – by IEEFA.org. Editor’s note: Valley Watch spent the greater part of two years in the middle of the last decade trying to inform various municipal electric utilities throughout the midwest that they would end up in trouble if they … Continue reading






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Blair on WEHT “In Depth” interview with Brad Byrd discussing Indiana Gasification

March 10, 2015 – by John Blair, valleywatch.net editor Last night after the news was disclosed that Indiana Gasification had dropped their plans for a coal gasification plant in Rockport, I was asked by WEHT to come in to discuss … Continue reading






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Valley Watch, partners chalk up major victory with Indiana Gasification permit being revoked

March 9, 2015 = by John Blair, valleywatch.net editor First, I must say Hooray!!! Perseverance of real people fighting for their health and communities win a big one, beating back a ridiculous project that reeked of crony capitalism and corruption in … Continue reading






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Judge dismisses lawsuit against TVA over coal plant closing

February 10. 2015 – by Dave Flessner in the Times Free Press A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the coal industry against the Tennessee Valley Authority that tried to block TVA’s plans to shut down two of … Continue reading






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Reactionary response to carbon rule is misguided

June 6. 2014 – by John Blair, valleywatch.net editor “Every means at our disposal” is the way that Indiana Governor, Mike Pence asserts he will fight regulations proposed on June 2 by the USEPA designed to turn the corner on … Continue reading






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USA finally takes some action on Climate Change

June 2, 2014 – by John Blair, valleywatch.net editor June 2, 2014 will certainly go down in history as a potential turning point in the way humanity deals with the whole crisis of climate change and global warming. Today, EPA finally … Continue reading






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TVA’s Paradise coal plant, one of the dirtiest in the world to shutter two units-Great health news for the Tri-State

November 14, 2013-by John Blair, valleywatch.net editor Tennessee Valley Authority’s Board of Directors today, gave an early Thanksgiving and Christmas gift to Tri-State citizens’ health by announcing they would shut down two of the three units at the plant and … Continue reading






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Kentucky Denies Permit for Coal Ash Landfill At Trimble County Power Plant

March 21, 2013-by Erica Petersen, WFPL News 89.3 FM The Kentucky Division of Waste Management has denied a pending permit for a coal ash landfill in Trimble County. The proposed landfill would have been 218 acres, near Louisville Gas and Electric’s Trimble … Continue reading






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The Price of Carbon

March 20, 2013-via Climate Reality and Reggie Watts Carbon pollution is not only disrupting our lives, it’s hitting our wallets. Comedian and musician Reggie Watts shows how, laying out the billion-dollar connection between fossil-fuel energy and dirty weather events like … Continue reading






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