Mountain Watershed Association
Mountain Watershed Association
Mar 7th, 2017

Approximately 50 people filled the West Newton VFW last night after the regular venue for West Newton Borough Council meeting exceeded capacity, unable to accommodate the overflow crowd. Chevron representatives in attendance discussed specifics regarding the right-of-way proposal presented to the borough council including the following: A 416-foot right-of-way is proposed on borough property The […]...

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Mountain Watershed Association
Mar 7th, 2017

We’re hiring an AmeriCorps Volunteer to assist with our Swimmable Waters program this summer! Do you want to work for clean water in the Laurel Highlands this summer? This position is offered through the Pennsylvania Mountain Service Corporation and is a 300 hour temporary position from May 22, 2017 – August 11, 2017. While the internship is […]...

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Mountain Watershed Association
Mar 3rd, 2017

While the good folks from the Turkeyfoot Fish and Game Association did the heavy lifting, we recently provided a dumpster for the clean up of a house-load of siding dumped along the Yough on river right just downstream of Confluence. Many thanks to all of the community members who spent much of last weekend gathering up the […]...

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Mountain Watershed Association
Mar 2nd, 2017

Chevron Appalachia, LLC has approached the borough of West Newton for a right-of-way agreement to establish a new surface water withdrawal from the Yough. According to two West Newton council members, Chevron has stated the surface withdrawal will provide up to 1 million gallons of water per day to each of seven wells in South […]...

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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

Invenergy’s subsidary Allegheny Energy Center 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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