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PA American Water in Negotiations to Purchase the Indian Creek Valley Water Authority

February 7, 2023
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PA American Water has indicated its wishes to buy the Indian Creek Valley Water Authority (ICVWA). If successful, the move would result…

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Zoning Hearing Board Issues Decision on Mountain Pines Campground Expansion

January 20, 2023
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Diamond Properties, LLC, owner of the Mountain Pines Campground in Saltlick Township, is seeking to expand its campground operations onto the neighboring…

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Kalp Treatment System Awarded Funds for Expansion

January 20, 2023
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On Monday, January 16th, 2023, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) announced that Mountain Watershed Association (MWA) was awarded a total…

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Planting Trees to Stabilize the Streambank

January 3, 2023
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On October 20th, MWA assisted Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and Fish and Boat Commission in live staking.  Live staking is used to increase…

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Residents Turn Out to Stop MAX Expansion

December 12, 2022
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MAX Environmental, the hazardous waste landfill overlooking Yukon PA, wants to get bigger. To extend profits, it needs to expand as its…

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Free Dinner and “Gather” Screening Dec. 4!

November 28, 2022
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On December 4, 2022, at 5:00pm, Mountain Watershed Association will be hosting a free screening for the documentary “Gather” at Sanaview Farms…

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MAX Landfill Expansion Comes with Flood Risk

November 9, 2022
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MAX Environmental, the sole RCRA Class C Hazardous Waste Facility in the state of Pennsylvania, is filling up. To extend their profits,…

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Expanding Coal Mines Threaten the Heart of the Laurel Highlands

October 6, 2022
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LCT Energy, LP is a metallurgical coal producer headquartered in Johnstown, PA. Many Fayette and Westmoreland County residents are already familiar with…

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Take Action Today: PA Senate sells out Municipal Water with SB597

August 31, 2022
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Recently, the Pennsylvania Senate passed SB 597, the “Water Quality Accountability Act’. If signed into law, it would raise the cost of…

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Environmental Pros and Cons of the Inflation Reduction Act

August 29, 2022
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On August 16, 2022, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law. The bill’s purposes are to reduce healthcare costs,…

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