fighting petrochemical growth

Industry plans to turn the Ohio River Valley into a manufacturing hub for plastics.

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the air we share

Poor air quality increases health risks and premature death.

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asthma in children

Children exposed to the highest levels of air pollution in Clairton had nearly double the risk of asthma diagnosis as well as poorly controlled asthma.

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flaring of coking gas in the mon valley

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fracking and health

Study finds low birth weights near gas drilling sites.

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Breathe Project

Breathe Project is a clearinghouse for information on air quality in Pittsburgh, southwestern Pennsylvania and beyond. We use the best available science and technology to better understand the quality of the air we breathe and provide opportunities for citizens to engage and take action.

BREAKING NEWS

Residents Concerned About Air Quality in Shadow of U.S. Steel Plant

NBC News
Jun 23, 2019

Demanding change, Clairton residents and activists rally for cleaner air

By Don Hopey
Jun 21, 2019

Investigation: Cracker plant will bring jobs, pollution

WTAE-TV Channel 4
By Paul Van Osdol
May 09, 2019

UPCOMING EVENTS

Protecting Allegheny County From Fracking

Jun 24, 2019

Allegheny County is facing not only a legacy of pollution, but new threats looming on the horizon. New fracking wells and pipelines are being proposed…

Community Listening Session on Air Quality: City Councilperson Erika Straussburger

Jun 26, 2019

Share your personal experiences and join this important discussion on air quality in the Pittsburgh region. Don’t forget to sign up to speak! Sign Up…

Monet and the Modern City - Breathe Better Day

Jul 13, 2019

Without the fog, London would not be a beautiful city. It is fog that gives it its magnificent amplitude…its regular and massive blocks become grandiose…

Climate Crisis Town Hall with PA Rep. Mike Doyle

Aug 14, 2019

Pennsylvania State Rep. Mike Doyle will hold a Town Hall on the Climate Crisis at Soldiers and Sailors Hall. More details to come.

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FracTracker Alliance – The Falcon Pipeline Monitoring Project

By Erica Jackson, FracTracker Alliance

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#USSTEEL #Clairton Coke Works air quality violations receives national attention @NBCNews @inversion_doc @GASPPgh https://t.co/FyEUcIr2g9

JULIANA V. THE UNITED STATES: A lawsuit filed by 15 kids alleges the US government knowingly failed to protect them from climate change. https://t.co/XqTvmj84kE

[email protected] reports on the @U_S_Steel Clairton Coke Works air quality tonight! https://t.co/wmtzKF2aUh

Thank you to NBC News for their report on the U.S. Steel Clairton Plant tonight! @inversion_doc @GASPPgh @PennEnvironment @CleanAirCouncil https://t.co/SohiJfUN87

Growing up in Philly, we all drove past the refineries to get to the airport. It was always a scary sight. Even more so now. Why does industry plant explosive operations so close to people? https://t.co/XcrxhTNvOc

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