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How about a little arsenic and radium with your drinking water?

Coal ash and Congressman McKinley

A new study

The first national study of coal ash pollution was released yesterday and found 90% of the regulated coal ash repositories are leaking (including 30 of them in the Ohio Valley). The study was done by the Environmental Integrity Project and “used industry data that became available to the public for the first time in 2018 . . .

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March 05, 2019

Making editorial space for favorites

David McKinley -- credit where credit isn't due

With Veteran's Day over for photo-ops and no additional fake awards to receive, our local representative hasn't gotten much local ink lately. Today's editorial, "McKinley Deserves Credit on Coal Ash," attempts to rectify that with a 300 word editorial praising . . .

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December 12, 2016

Coal ash dumping

For towns and states that don't matter

The effects of coal ash dumping in nearby Fayette County, Pennsylvania

From Monday's "Power Source" in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

Only about 250 people live in La Belle, a former coal mining patch on an inside bend of the Monongahela River in Luzerne Township, Fayette County. It’s so tiny that it doesn’t . . .

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January 14, 2016

Intelligencer covers Little Blue Run

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A photo of the Little Blue Run area. (This is not the normal color of a pond.)
(source - Ohio Citizen Action)

The on-going problem of coal ash at Little Blue Run, located on the border of Pennsylvania and West Virginia at the top of WV's panhandle, has been around a while (I last wrote about it here). Little Blue Run is . . .

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July 29, 2015

First Energy looks for a place to dump its toxic coal ash

Little Blue, again

Earth Justice tells us about what is happening to coal ash just across the border in Greene and Fayette counties in Pennsylvania:

An application by FirstEnergy Generation, LLC to dump more toxic coal ash into a closed power plant landfill in Western Pennsylvania that is already leaking arsenic into groundwater has sparked strong . . .

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June 04, 2015

Repeat and repeat

The Intelligencer works from the premise that if you repeat something often enough it becomes true

Here we go again on coal ash

In today's column about the politicians who may be running for governor of West Virginia in 2016, Michael Myer once again asserts that Representative David McKinley has personally forced the EPA to back down:

McKinley has fought the president tooth and nail, scoring one of the few . . .

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May 09, 2015

Coal ash

The Intelligencer once again ignores its harms

This morning's Intelligencer editorial on coal ash tells us why we need local Representative David McKinley's proposal to limit the EPA's oversight of coal ash. The editorial gives the reader the impression that coal ash is just a harmless byproduct of the use of coal by electric plants. (Hey, it's "used in a variety of . . .

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April 21, 2015

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