Mountain Watershed Association
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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Mountain Watershed Association
Dec 1st, 2016

Back in September, we discussed the connection between Sunoco’s proposed Mariner East II pipeline and the vigorously contested Dakota Access Pipeline. Both pipelines are owned by Energy Transfer, and if built, both would be operated by Sunoco Logistics. Although the battle raging in the Dakotas may feel far away, we share a common struggle. December […]...

Waterkeeper Alliance and Waterkeeper organizations across the globe issued a statement of solidarity to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

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Mountain Watershed Association
Nov 30th, 2016

Awesome news! The 2016 Yough Defense Party was our most successful to date. With some amounts still outstanding we’ve already raised over $16,000. This exceeds our previously most successful year (2009) by over $1,500. This event would not be possible without the generous support of Wilderness Voyageurs and Falls City Pub. It would also not be possible without […]...

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Mountain Watershed Association
Nov 16th, 2016

Sunoco, L.P., owner and operator of the proposed Mariner East II natural gas pipeline project, has been granted an extension by the PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) regarding the re-submission of their Chapter 105 and 102 permit applications. The company now has until December 7th, 2016, to re-submit their applications with changes stemming from […]...

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