The Arc of Progress is Bending Toward Solar & Wind Energy in VA & WV

April 28, 2022

 A historic turning point: solar beat coal in Virginia in 2021 From an Article by Ivy Main, Power For The People, April 26, 2022 It had to happen sometime, but even staunch supporters of Virginia’s transition to clean energy might not have expected this so soon in a former coal state. The precipitous decline [...]

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Thai Company PTTGCA Stalls in Plans for Ethane Cracker in Ohio Valley

April 27, 2022

PTTGCA cracker plant company returns $20 million to state of Ohio From the Spring 2022 Newsletter of Concerned Ohio River Residents, WV – OH – PA The Thai company, PTT Global Chemical America returned $20 million to the state of Ohio since they did not meet the deadline set forth in the agreement they made [...]

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ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH WEBINAR ~ ZOOM on Wednesday, April 27th @ 7 PM

April 26, 2022

Attention All Residents of Northern WV, Western PA and Eastern OH ~ From the local Environmental Health Project, Peters Township, Penna., April 25, 2022 Please join the Environmental Health Project (EHP) this Wednesday, April 27, 2022, for Reproductive Health and Shale Gas Development featuring Mary Willis, Ph.D., MPH. The webinar will begin at 7 p.m. [...]

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CONCERNED RESIDENTS SPEAK UP ~ Air Monitoring Needed in Ohio Valley

April 26, 2022

Air Quality Monitoring Ongoing in Ohio Valley From the Spring 2022 Newsletter of Concerned Ohio River Residents, WV, OH, PA The portion of the valley targeted for the Thailand-based PTT Global petrochemical complex to take advantage of fracking in the region is designated as an attainment area when it comes to air quality measurements, but [...]

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Hydrogen Sulfide H2S Pollution is Dangerous at Claiton Coke Works in Mon Valley

April 26, 2022

No Surprise: U.S. Steel Appeals Allegheny County Health Dept. $1.8 Million Enforcement Order Over H2S Exceedances From an Article of Group Against Smog & Pollution, Pittsburgh, 4/18/22 As expected, the infamously-litigious U.S. Steel Corp. has appealed a March 7 Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) enforcement order for illegal hydrogen sulfide emissions from its Clairton Coke [...]

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SELECTED VIOLATION REPORTS ~ Pennsylvania Oil & Gas Permit Violations in Process (Sampling)

April 25, 2022

PA Permit Violation Issued to MTN V OIL & GAS INC in Hempfield Twp, Westmoreland County Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 4/18/2022 to MTN V OIL & GAS INC in Hempfield Twp, Westmoreland county. 78.88(d) – OPERATING WELLS – MECHANICAL INTEGRITY OF OPERATING WELLS – Operator failed to immediately notify the Department [...]

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AIR POLLUTION ~ Mon Valley on ALERT for Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5)

April 24, 2022

Air pollution warning in effect for Mon Valley From an Alert by Amanda Andrews, KDKA News 2, CBS News, April 24 @ Noon MON VALLEY (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department has issued an air pollution warning for the Mon Valley area. The warning started late this morning and continues through tomorrow. Health officials [...]

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LETTER SENT ~ Federal Assistance Now to Transition Coal Communities

April 24, 2022

Appalachian groups urge Biden & Congress to climate action helping energy transition for coal-impacted communities Press Release by Dan Radmacher (dan@appvoices.org), Appalachian Voices, April 18, 2022 APPALACHIA — Today, dozens of Appalachian organizations and national partners submitted a letter to President Joe Biden, U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck [...]

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LIVING ON EARTH ~ Let’s Plan for Our Descendants? For 7 Generations!

April 23, 2022

Transcript of Living on Earth, Public Radio Exchange (PRX), April 22, 2022 CURWOOD: From PRX and the Jennifer and Ted Stanley Studios at the University of Massachusetts Boston, this is Living on Earth. I’m Steve Curwood. [MUSIC: Miles Davis “Milestones” on Milestone, Sony Music Entertainment Inc.] CURWOOD: Each Earth Day marks an important milestone for [...]

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“NOTES FROM A DEAD PLANET” ~ Paul Brown is Probably Not Wrong!

April 22, 2022

“Notes from a Dead Planet ~ Please Prove Me Wrong” is at once both a Prediction and a Challenge From the Publisher’s Weekly Review, Amazon Website, Spring, 2022 As a sequel to “Notes from a Dying Planet, 2004-2006,” Brown’s eye-opening and often terrifying survey explores what has happened to Earth regarding overpopulation, mass extinction, and [...]

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