Tag Archives: Coal

Studies examine potential links between coal and cancer in Eastern Kentucky

March 19, 2013-by James Bruggers in Watchdog Earth What do toenails have to with human health and the environment? Like hair, they can contain contaminants that are bodies are shedding. I once had my hair sampled for mercury and, to … Continue reading






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Agreement allows AEP’s Rockport plant to avoid “scrubbers” until 2028

February 27, 2013- by Sonal Patel in POWERnews. Editor’s Note: Valley Watch was one of the original litigants in the suit filed in 1999. However, it dropped out of the suit in late 2007 since AEP was going to be given … Continue reading






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Peabody Energy Gets Subpoena From SEC Relating to Prairie State

February 27, 2013-By Sonja Elmquist, Bloomberg Peabody Energy Corp. (BTU), the largest U.S. coal producer, said the Securities and Exchange Commission served it with a subpoena seeking information and documents relating to the development of the Prairie State power station. … Continue reading






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A sweltering planet’s agenda-A Washington Post Editorial

January 15, 2013-A Washington Post Editorial. Editor’s note: Valley Watch has long called for a carbon tax that would be refunded to people on an equal basis so that poor people who use little energy could actually benefit from it. We … Continue reading






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Citizen action wins one in Indiana. Jasper officials prevented sufficient public involvement

November 20, 2012-by Dave Stafford in the Indiana Lawyer A judge who ruled against opponents of the conversion of a former coal-fired energy plant in Jasper abused her discretion on a series of matters, the Indiana Court of Appeals held … Continue reading






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Climate Likely to Be on Hotter Side of Projections

November 9, 2012-Press Release from NASA A new NASA-funded study by the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colo., finds climate model projections that show a greater rise in global temperature are likely to prove more accurate than those showing … Continue reading






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Most energy subsidies go to fossil and nukes, not clean energy as the corporatists would have you believe

November 7, 2012-by Daniel B. Botkin in E-The Environmental Magazine A persistent and common criticism of solar and wind energy is that they don’t pay their own way, but require government subsidies.  Discounting one-time allocations under the now infamous bailout … Continue reading






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Grist Magazine’s David Roberts explains climate change in a TED presentation

This video is to promote general awareness of the science of climate change. It features David Roberts of Grist, and short clips from around the web. Edited by @ryanlcooper. Find more of my stuff at http://www.ryanlouiscooper.com. Find David at http://grist.org/author/david-roberts/ … Continue reading






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What Is The Future Of King Coal In China?

October 16, 2012-by Ailun Yang in WRIInsights When it comes to coal consumption, no other nation comes close to China. The country reigns as the world’s largest coal user, burning almost half of the global total each year. About 70 percent … Continue reading






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Even on a “clear” day pollution abounds in Rockport, Indiana

October 14, 2012-by John Blair, valley watch.net editor. AEP’s Rockport power plant not only dominates the skyline in SW Indiana, it also makes clouds. A close inspection of this photo taken © October 12, 2012 by John Blair shows  several impacts … Continue reading






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If the Tri-State were a State, we would be 3rd in the release of toxic chemicals to the air, nationwide.

August 14, 2012 – Press Release of  Valley Watch, Inc. Last week, headlines in this region showed that Kentucky placed first and Indiana fourth in the release of toxic chemicals to our air from coal plants, according to a study … Continue reading






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What on Earth is the deal with Indiana Gasification? Or how do “conservatives” justify such leftist, authoritarian business models.

June 13, 2012 – By John Blair, valley watch.net editor It is doubtful that schemes to refine synthetic gas and liquids from coal will ever be economic, Indeed, only two countries have used such technology because they were desperate for … Continue reading






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Is Indiana taking proper action against toxins in our waterways?

June 3, 2012-By Ryan Sabalow in Star Watch in the Indianapolis Star About a mile south of Lucas Oil Stadium in Downtown Indianapolis, Tony Chao stood fishing one recent morning on the bank of the White River. A few feet … Continue reading






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EPA opposes LGE permit for coal-burning waste landfill. Agency opposes permit to deposit waste in Trimble County

May 24, 2012- By James Bruggers in the Louisville Courier Journal. Editors note-Valley Watch has been a party in several challenges of the new power unit at the Trimble location, including the waste disposal plan.  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials … Continue reading






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End Polluter Welfare Act

May 11. 2012-by Senator Bernie Sanders in Reader Supported News I am proud to be here today with Congressman Ellison, with my good friend and fellow Vermonter Bill McKibben, with Brent Blackwelder from Friends of the Earth and Ryan Alexander … Continue reading






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