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Archive: Greene County

Donate Today to the New Freeport Water Drive

By Tonya Yoders / November 10, 2022
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New Freeport, a community in Greene County, has been without safe, clean drinking water for over four months. In June, a shale gas well in the area had a frack out, which occurred when the chemicals pumped into the well to fracture the shale and release gas instead entered an abandoned well. Dozens of households […]

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Updates on the Robena preparation plant site, and a short survey for those who live nearby

By Ethan Story / May 10, 2021
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We Must Unite Against Racism in Our Communities

By Veronica Coptis / October 2, 2020
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It is disgusting and hateful that KKK flyers are being distributed throughout Greene County over the past few weeks, but it should not be surprising. White supremacists are everywhere, and white supremacy is embedded in many of our institutions. No community is immune from this hateful ideology, and a community that willfully ignores this hateful […]

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Money Pit: Cumberland Closing Looms as Coal Companies Face Rapidly Diminishing Markets

By Nick Hood / September 18, 2020
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In February, while the company was contemplating the $60-million coal-refuse impoundment, David Stetson, CEO of Contura Energy, stated “…it is clear that these properties are not economical and will not be able to deliver the kind of value we strive for in our portfolio.”  I decipher this statement as, ‘the higher-ups at Contura Energy are […]

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Economic Solutions, not Empty Soundbites

By Veronica Coptis / August 20, 2020
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NEWS FLASH – We live in an economy driven by a free market, and even with four years of the Trump Administration and PA legislators reducing regulations and passing tax breaks for the fossil fuel industry, the market for these energy sources is quickly declining. Locally, Cumberland Mine just announced that it has renegotiated coal […]

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The “Close to Home” Beauty of SW PA

By Kristen Locy / August 4, 2020
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There is a word for this in Japanese, shinrin-yoku (森林浴), which translates to ‘forest bathing’. I’ll think of this when I am out in the woods sometimes, when being immersed in the forest does literally feel cleansing. So there you go! In case you needed another excuse to get out of the house. Veronica Coptis […]

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