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This Town Didn’t Want to Be a Radioactive Waste Dump. The Government Is Giving Them No Choice.

May 16, 2019 – By Yessenia Funes in Earther PIKETON, OHIO—David and Pam Mills have grown tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and okra on their secluded Appalachian property for about 18 years now. This will be the first year the retired couple … Continue reading

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TVA ignores Trump and retires Paradise (KY) coal power plant by December next year

February 14, 2019 by- John Blair, valleywatch.net editor The Tennessee Valley Authority board shunned the directions it was given earlier in the week by both Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump and voted 6-1 to retire the … Continue reading

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A Coal-to-Diesel Refinery Is the Last Straw for These Hoosiers

February 13, 2019 by Susan Cosier  in Our Stories/Midwest Dispatch at NRDC The air in southwestern Indiana is bad enough without the emissions from yet another proposed polluter. A towering billboard in southwestern Indiana greets drivers heading west on Interstate 64: “Governor Holcomb, please—No rotten egg smell! No more … Continue reading

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Should a Cincinnati-based, multi-state commission eliminate its standards for Ohio River pollution?

July 11, 2018, by Nick Swartsell in (Cincinnati) City Beat. For seven decades, the Ohio River Water Sanitation Commission has overseen the health of the roughly 1,000-mile-long waterway that provides drinking water to more than 5 million people. But it may … 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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IDEM Commissioner, Tom Easterly, the ultimate friend of polluters announces his retirement

July 17, 2015 – by John Blair, valleywatch.net editor Good Riddance, Tom Easterly Indiana Department of Environmental Management Commissioner Tom Easterly announced his retirement on July 16. He will leave the office August 28.  Easterly became known as a central global warming … Continue reading

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Are Agriculture Exports Killing Us?

January 22, 2014-by Tom Phillpot in Mother Jones Magazine. Editor’s note: Valley Watch has challenged the issued Title V permit given to Ohio Valley Resources, a huge producer of ammonium nitrate fertilizer, proposed for Rockport. Our main motivation for doing so … Continue reading

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Valley Watch joins Sierra Club in challenge of Indiana Gasification permit extension

January 14, 2014- by John Blair, valleywatch.net editor Valley Watch has joined with the Sierra Club in filing a challenge of the recently extended permit for the proposed Indiana Gasification facility in Rockport.  Valley Watch feels strongly that IDEM did not … 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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Rice University analysis links ozone levels, cardiac arrest

February 17, 2013- by Mike Williams, News Release from Rice University  Rice University analysis links ozone levels, cardiac arrest. Studies show particulate matter also has direct impact on heart attacks in Houston.  Researchers at Rice University in Houston have found a … Continue reading

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Indiana Representatives, Carson and Visclosky score “A” while the rest of indiana Congressional delegation scores “F” on clean water protections on 40th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act

October 18, 2012-Sierra Club press release Today the Sierra Club marked the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act by releasing a Clean Water Voting Record for the U.S. House of Representatives.  The online report card features an interactive map and issues letter … 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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Deal between environmentalists, state’s pollution regulators, steel mill raises questions

July 26, 2012-by Ryan Sabalow in the Indianapolis Star White-capped waves splashed along Lake Michigan’s sandy shoreline, where dozens of families played one recent afternoon in the summer sun. But just to the west, behind the bikinis, board shorts and … Continue reading

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Community Groups File Lawsuit for Federal Coal Ash Protections

April 5, 2012-by Jared Saylor, Earthjustice Environmental and public health groups will file a lawsuit today in the U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, to force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to complete its rulemaking process and finalize public health safeguards against … Continue reading

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