shell petrochemical plant threatens swpa

A dangerous plastic factory and oil and gas expansion is planned for the Ohio River Valley.

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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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Follow the latest developments at the Clairton Coke Works on the Mon Valley Breathe Cams

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Studies find fracking has significant health impacts on people.

NEWS
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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.

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Aug 05, 2020

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Shale Gas Development and Cancer: Conversations with the Experts (Part 1 of 3)

Aug 11, 2020

Join us for part one of a three-part webinar series about shale gas development and cancer. For part one of the series, we are joined…

Ohio Valley: Know the Threats of the Petrochemical Industry

Aug 12, 2020

Communities in Appalachia are at risk due to the planned development of the petrochemical and plastic production industry. The Mountaineer NGL storage project would develop…

Community Democracy: A Webinar Series

Aug 24, 2020

Fair Shake’s Community Democracy Series aims to give people the tools they need to participate in the processes that shape their communities. Each segment of…

Re-Imagine Job Showcase

Sep 03, 2020

JOBS! Many clean, renewable and sustainable jobs are available in our region. This virtual jobs fair will highlight local businesses, industries and organizations that are…

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Sara Innamorato: Socialized Risk, Privatized Profits

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Very bad news for #airquality and #climatechange. @EPA is poised to Rescind Methane Regulations for Oil and Gas https://t.co/9nIaZRwtfl @CleanAirMoms

#Stinkburgh Alert! The last two days were bad. Tomorrow will also likely be day of stench in Pittsburgh. Someday our government officials will listen to the 40,000 stench complaints in 4 years and FIX the problem by holding polluters accountable. #airquality @BreatheProject

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Air pollution could be making honey bees sick – new study https://t.co/ZcJ0ldO68q via @ConversationUK

Newspaper Guild of PIttsburgh members overwhelmingly vote 88-31 to strike the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. https://t.co/0ijOaRGycZ

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