The mining company Tunnel Ridge has recently applied to expand their mining operations to go under major roadways in western parts of Washington County including, but not limited to, the West Alexander and Claysville areas. These major roadways include Interstate 70 (I-70) and the Historic National Road, PA Route 40 (Rt. 40). Section 1501 of […]Read More
Add Your Voice to Make Sure Senator Manchin’s Gifts to the Fossil Fuel Industry Don’t Get Delivered This Holiday Season!
Late this summer, we asked our members to join us in Washington, D.C, to rally against a dirty side deal made between Democratic leadership and West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin. The deal for Senator Manchin’s vote on the Inflation Reduction Act was to attach dangerous changes to our permitting system to a must-pass bill that funds […]Read More
Under current PA law, oil and gas waste is not classified as hazardous, although it contains radioactive and other dangerous materials. This waste is allowed to be disposed of in our local landfills. Eventually, some of this waste makes its way into our streams and rivers, posing a health risk to all Pennsylvanians. CCJ has […]Read More
Because of a shortsighted exemption made 30 years ago, Pennsylvanians are exposed daily to potentially toxic and radioactive waste produced by the oil and gas industry. For the last three decades, these companies have taken advantage of a loophole in state laws governing the disposal of toxic drilling waste.Read More
Last week, the NRDC released a comprehensive report highlighting the gaps in our federal and state laws concerning how radioactive waste, generated from oil and gas development, gets into our water and air. The report, which is aptly titled: A Hot Fracking Mess: How Weak Regulations of Oil and Gas Production Leads to Radioactive Waste […]Read More
Tunnel Ridge mine is moving closer and closer to Dutch Fork Lake, located in Washington County. Recently the mine has proposed a revision to add on over 5,300 acres of development mining under the feeder streams to Dutch Fork and Dutch Fork Lake itself. The purpose of development mining is to set up the panels for longwall, full-extraction mining.Read More