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Testimony by Ed Chute to the EPA public hearing (August 1, 2014)

I am Ed Chute. I live with my wife of 48 years, near Pittsburgh, PA. I vividly remember attending elementary and high school in Pittsburgh when street lights were required at mid day because of the dense darkness at noon and when the night skies were constantly illuminated nearly as well as our daylight hours by the industrial glow.There's more…

Testimony by Mel Packer to the EPA public hearing (August 1, 2014)

Mel Packer
Comments to EPA 8/1/14

In 1968, the Mannington Mine in Farmington WV owned by Consol Coal, caught fire, blew up, and 78 miners were buried, many likely alive.
In 1972, a Consol mine in Blacksville, WV, caught fire and 9 miners were buried (again, likely alive) when Consol sealed the mine off to stop the fire and save the coal. There's more…

Testimony by Gwen Chute to the EPA public hearing (August 1, 2014)

Good evening. My name is Gwen Chute. I am the Vice Chair of the Allegheny Group Sierra Club and Chair of their Endangered Species Action Team. I am a retired Registered Nurse with a Masters Degree in Maternal-Child Health Nursing.There's more…

Testimony by Veronica Coptis to the EPA public hearing (August 1, 2014)

My name is Veronica Coptis and I am a Community Organizer with the Center for Coalfield Justice. I grew up in the coalfields of Greene County next to the largest coal processing facility in the country and currently live surround by shale gas extraction.There's more…

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