News

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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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Raising Funds to Purchase Land and Protect Rasler Run

August 11, 2022
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MWA is proposing to purchase a 192.6 acre property in Fayette County which borders Indian Creek, a tributary of the Youghiogheny River,…

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Summer Fish Surveys Went Swimmingly

August 2, 2022
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In the last week of June, staff at the Mountain Watershed Association were able to slide into their hip waders to join…

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Mountain Pines Zoning Meeting Review and Further Call to Action

July 5, 2022
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On May 11th, 2022, the Fayette Zoning Hearing Board held a public hearing to determine if Mountain Pines should be granted a…

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MWA Tests Nurdle Patrol Against Spill

June 10, 2022
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MWA responded to buffer cars filled with nurdles careening into the water and crumpling on the riverbanks.

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An Ancient Ally: Warnings from Freshwater Sponges

June 1, 2022
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Underneath the rocks that cover the floors of our watershed lives possibly the oldest animals ever recorded, sponges. They’re not much to…

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Water Guardians Afterschool Club Receives Funding for 2022/2023 School Year

May 27, 2022
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The Mountain Watershed Association (MWA) is happy to announce a new upcoming education project: the Water Guardians After School Youth Club. During…

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