Mountain Watershed Association
Mountain Watershed Association
Feb 14th, 2017

We apologize in advance for this lengthy post but hope you’ll stick with us until the end. LCT Energy LP has proposed an underground mine in the Donegal and Saltlick Township areas of the Indian Creek watershed. The permit for the Rustic Ridge #1 mine was issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) on December […]...

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Mountain Watershed Association
Feb 14th, 2017

On Monday, February 13, 2017, environmental advocacy groups Clean Air Council, Delaware Riverkeeper Network, and Mountain Watershed Association immediately appealed the issuance of twenty permits necessary for Sunoco Pipeline L.P. to begin construction of its proposed Mariner East 2 natural gas liquids pipelines. Earlier that evening, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued the […]...

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Mountain Watershed Association
Jan 31st, 2017

Congress is attempting to gut a commonsense protection for communities devastated by pollution from coal mining. And they are using an obscure provision – the Congressional Review Act – to do it with almost no debate. Why? Because coal companies want them to. After close to a decade of work, the Obama administration finalized the […]...

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Mountain Watershed Association
Jan 13th, 2017

Today, we filed an appeal of the issuance of a permit for LCT Energy LLC’s Rustic Ridge #1 mine with the Environmental Hearing Board. The Rustic Ridge deep mine, located in the Indian Creek sub-basin of the Youghiogheny River watershed, spans nearly 3,000 underground acres with a 67 acre surface facility located off of County […]...

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Mountain Watershed Association
Jan 10th, 2017

On December 23, 2016, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued a permit to LCT Energy, LP for the proposed Rustic Ridge #1 deep mine in the Indian Creek watershed. The mine’s planned footprint stretches through both Donegal and Saltlick Townships, spanning nearly 3,000 underground acres with a 67-acre surface facility located off County […]...

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Mountain Watershed Association
Jan 2nd, 2017

Allegheny Energy Company’s subsidiary, Invenergy is planning to build a 550 mega-watt gas-fired power plant in Elizabeth Township. Currently, the plant is proposed to be constructed along the Yough near Henderson Road on the Fiore property, a former hazardous waste dump. Allegheny Energy Center recently suggested at a township meeting that a new site may […]...

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Mountain Watershed Association
Dec 23rd, 2016

On December 23, 2016, two days before Christmas, The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection issued a permit for LCT Energy LLC’s Rustic Ridge deep mine in the Indian Creek watershed. This deep mine, located in Saltlick Township, Fayette County, and Donegal Township, Westmoreland County, spans nearly 3,000 underground acres with a 67 acre surface facility […]...

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Mountain Watershed Association
Dec 6th, 2016

As 2016 comes to a close we are reflecting on an incredibly successful year for our organization and our river community. This success would not have been possible without your generous support. We are grateful for your energy, your creativity and your wisdom. We encourage you to take a look at our 2016 Annual Report […]...

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Mountain Watershed Association
Dec 5th, 2016

On Sunday, protestors of the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline were given wonderful news. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, along with input from President Obama, decided not to grant the easement to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota, much to the delight and relief of native residents. A spokeswoman for the Army Corps said […]...

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Mountain Watershed Association
Dec 5th, 2016

For the past year we have been observing increased levels of sedimentation downstream of the construction site on Deer Lake (located on the main stem of Meadow Run). We’ve received numerous complaints from downstream residents, fishermen and paddlers. We have filed nearly a dozen complaints (our most recent written complaint was filed on November 4) with […]...

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