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Clean Coal is elusive and very expensive

March 1, 2017 – by David Schlissel, IEEFA. Editor’s note: Valley Watch and our colleagues, Citizens Action Coalition and Sierra Club have challenged the Edwardsport plant since 2006 before the IURC and IDEM. Sadly, we failed to stop the plant. David Schlissel … 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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Edwardsport “performance” substantially misses Duke’s promises

April 13, 2015 – by John Blair, valleywatch.net editor “Fiasco” is really the only way to describe the whole situation with Duke Energy’s ill fated coal gasification plant at Edwardsport, IN. First the plant was promised to cost $1.2 billion … 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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Hooray for the first flower of 2015

February 11, 2015 – by John Blair, valleywatch.net editor For the last three days, I have spent some time outside the Valley Watch office looking to the ground for signs of new life. This morning was no exception. And lo … Continue reading






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Cap and Dividend makes economic and logical sense

January 15, 2015 – by John Blair, valleywatch.net editor. Editor’s note: This was written in response to an Evansville Courier and Press opinion piece by one Robert Adams that appeared in the Courier & Press on January 7, 2015. I am surprised … Continue reading






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Bell Telephone Science Hour discusses Photovoltaics in 1954 and a bit of local history

October 1, 2014-by John Blair, valleywatch.net editor This video definitively shows that solar electricity had its roots more than 60 years ago. A few years later, I was working in a Rexall drug store and we had a promotion of … Continue reading






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Legislature Receives Report Detailing Success of Energizing Indiana

August 19, 2014- Press Release from Citizens Action Coalition Discontinued programs delivered over $3 in benefits for every $1 spent On August 15th, the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) submitted the Demand Side Management (DSM) Report to the Indiana General … 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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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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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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Spinning the truth on Leucadia’s Rockport SNG plant

February 18, 2013-by Kerwin Olson, Executive Director, Citizens Action Coalition The Indiana Senate Committee on Utilities is prepared to take a vote this week on SB510, the legislation intended to protect captive Hoosier gas ratepayers from the shenanigans of a Park Avenue … 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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