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New Congress Prepares to Take Away Your Right to Clean, Safe Air

January 13, 2015-by John Walke, Air Policy Director, Natural Resources Defense Council The Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote soon on legislation that would take away Americans’ longstanding right to clean, safe air based … 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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Ohio coal to liquid plant bites the dust

October 15, 2011-by John Blair, valley watch.net editor  Once touted as the economic savior of the little town of Wellsville, Ohio as early as 2006, Baard Energy was issued an air pollution and construction permit in the Fall of 2008 … Continue reading

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The President Sabotages Clean Air Protections, Part 1

September 5, 2011-by John Walke, Clean Air Director, Natural Resources Defense Council. In the most outrageous environmental offense of the Obama administration, the president himself has intervened politically to block the Environmental Protection Agency from correcting an unprotective smog standard that the … Continue reading

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Industry Lobbies President to Violate Clean Air Act & Defy Supreme Court Ruling

July 19, 2011-by John Walke in the NRDC Staff Blog  Lobbyists for the Business Roundtable and American Petroleum Institute deserve some form of twisted credit, I suppose. They are threatening the president and spitting on the law, but at least they are open about it. Officials … Continue reading

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