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Rustic Ridge Blasting Update

Posted by on Jan 11, 2018 in Coal, Deep Mine, Indian Creek, Posts, Water, Yough River | 0 comments

Rustic Ridge Blasting Update

On December 21, 2017, CME Engineering sent out a Notice of Pre-Blast Survey on behalf of LCT Energy for the Rustic Ridge Deep Mine. The notice indicated that LCT Energy intends to begin blasting to open up the portal for the deep mine on January 22nd. However, according to the DEP Blasting Inspector, LCT Energy has not submitted the necessary materials for their blasting permit, which is required before any blasting takes place. The Blasting Inspector stated that these materials often take at least a month to review. As a result, it is highly unlikely that blasting will take place this month...

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EcoSaurus Coloring Contest

Posted by on Dec 11, 2017 in Coal, Deep Mine, Events, Indian Creek, Posts, Water, Yough River | Comments Off on EcoSaurus Coloring Contest

EcoSaurus Coloring Contest

The County Line Road EcoSaurus near the entrance of the proposed Rustic Ridge deep coal mine has been stirring up a lot of conversation in our community. Many people have asked to keep the discussion going by building additional dinosaurs nearby the original installation. Before we do that, we’d like your input on what these new dinosaurs should look like! So, Mountain Watershed Association will be hosting an EcoSaur coloring contest for ages 12 and under. We are asking all participants to color their own EcoSaurus and give it a creative name. The winning entries will receive a...

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Make a Year End Contribution to Ensure a Successful 2018

Posted by on Dec 5, 2017 in Allegheny Energy Center, Bomb Trains, Coal, Curry, Deep Mine, Energy Conservation Series, Events, Indian Creek, Indian Creek Valley Trail, Mariner East, Posts, Shale Gas, Swimmable Waters, Water, Water Matters Series, Yough River | Comments Off on Make a Year End Contribution to Ensure a Successful 2018

Make a Year End Contribution to Ensure a Successful 2018

As 2017 comes to a close we are reflecting on an incredibly successful year for our organization and our river community. This success would not have been possible without your generous support. We are grateful for your energy, your creativity and your wisdom. Your past investments have made the following possible: We secured Exceptional Value status, reserved for Pennsylvania’s cleanest streams, for Stony Run in the Indian Creek watershed as a result of a petition we submitted to the Department of Environmental Protection. This designation will result in more safeguards for this beautiful...

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There’s a Dinosaur in Donegal

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in Coal, Deep Mine, Indian Creek, Posts, Water | Comments Off on There’s a Dinosaur in Donegal

There’s a Dinosaur in Donegal

Within view of the entrance of LCT Energy’s Rustic Ridge Deep Mine in Donegal and Saltlick Townships, passersby now see a brightly colored stegosaurus veering out of the treeline. With messaging that reads “Our Water, Our Mountain” and “Stop the Coal Mine”, the dinosaur installation takes a stand against the deep mine and its potential impacts. Designed and constructed by community members who live within or near the footprint of the deep coal mine, the dinosaur provides a way to creatively engage with others and draw attention to the mine. “I wanted to make a dinosaur to demand attention to...

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Economic Impacts of the Rustic Ridge Deep Mine

Posted by on Oct 26, 2017 in Coal, Deep Mine, Indian Creek, Posts, Yough River | Comments Off on Economic Impacts of the Rustic Ridge Deep Mine

Economic Impacts of the Rustic Ridge Deep Mine

Looking to get away from the city of Greensburg, Jennifer Bertha and her family have had their hopes set on moving to a quiet mountain town. When they found a house for sale on Ruff Lane in Donegal, the family felt they had found the perfect match.  “The house checked off for us across the board. We loved it, and it was move-in ready,” Jennifer noted. That was until their real estate agent informed them that the home was in the footprint of LCT Energy’s Rustic Ridge Deep Mine, with the entrance to the mine just over 1,000 feet away. The seller of a home and their agent are legally required...

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Education and Outreach: A Part of MWA’s Mission

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in Posts | Comments Off on Education and Outreach: A Part of MWA’s Mission

Education and Outreach: A Part of MWA’s Mission

As a part of MWA’s mission, we provide free, educational outreach programs to the community by visiting classrooms, scout groups, civic groups, and other organizations. We provide information about the issues surrounding clean water but also provide the tools needed for folks to help protect and preserve water in their community and downstream. We offer a variety of informational programs that include hands-on learning, classroom activities as well as outdoor activities such as, water quality monitoring including biological (macroinvertebrate), chemical, and physical aspects, “Enviroscape”...

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