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Elizabeth Twp Approves Controversial Power Plant Proposal – Legal Challenge Follows Immediately

December 21, 2018
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Despite listening to more than three hours of public comment in opposition to the proposal, the Elizabeth Township Commissioners voted 4-3 to pass…

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2018: A Year In Review

December 18, 2018
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Dear Friend of the Watershed, THANK YOU for your generous support throughout the past year.  Our success is only possible because of your…

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Attend the upcoming hearing on proposed industrial zone & power plant along Yough River in Elizabeth Twp

December 13, 2018
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At the hearing, the Commissioners will consider a proposal by Invenergy LLC, who is hoping to build a 550-megawatt gas-fired power plant, known as the Allegheny Energy Center (AEC). The AEC would be constructed next to the Youghiogheny River and the Great Allegheny bike trail, nearby the neighborhood of Smithdale. In order to build their power plant, Invenergy has proposed a zoning change and an ordinance, which would rezone nearly 147 acres from rural residential to light industrial. The proposed ordinance would also list power plants as a ‘permitted use’ in all industrial zones.

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Amerikohl’s Revtai GFCC coal mine would leave community without standard state protections

December 13, 2018
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On Wednesday, December 12th, over 35 people packed the room in the Saltlick Township Municipal Building for the public hearing on Amerikohl’s…

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Unwavering Support for the Yough

December 3, 2018
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The 10th Annual Yough Defense Party was rather memorable.  Weather conditions were anything but favorable, yet our community of river lovers showed…

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