Posts by James Cato
Connecting the East Palestine Derailment to the Yough Watershed
In the months following the devastating train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio that occurred on February 3rd, 2023, Mountain Watershed Association (MWA) has received many inquiries from residents of the…Read More
Finding Hope in Rostraver’s Wellpad Denial
After 10 months of hearings, presentations, and appeals from the public, the Rostraver Zoning Hearing Board denied Olympus Energy’s application for a special exemption to build its Hera Well Pad…Read More
MAX Environmental Withdraws Expansion Application!
MAX Environmental, the hazardous waste landfill overlooking Yukon PA, wants to get bigger. Residents of the town want the opposite. When the company applied for expansion permits along Sewickley Creek,…Read More
Urge Blackstone to Divest from Invenergy!
The threat of a gas-fired “Allegheny Energy Center” (AEC) has loomed over our region since 2016, when Invenergy proposed the power plant along the Youghiogheny River in Buena Vista. Although…Read More
Residents Turn Out to Stop MAX Expansion
MAX Environmental, the hazardous waste landfill overlooking Yukon PA, wants to get bigger. To extend profits, it needs to expand as its existing landfills reach capacity. So the company has…Read More
Free Dinner and “Gather” Screening Dec. 4!
On December 4, 2022, at 5:00pm, Mountain Watershed Association will be hosting a free screening for the documentary “Gather” at Sanaview Farms in Champion, PA. “Gather” is a film about…Read More