Shell Petrochemical Plastic Plant Pollution Alarms Residents

The Shell petrochemical plastic plant in Beaver, Pa. brings more air and water pollution to the Ohio River Valley.

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Join Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light and the Jewish Earth Alliance  for a discussion about how to understand Governor Shapiro's new proposed climate policies of Pennsylvania Reliable Energy Sustainability Standard […]

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Join Black Appalachian Coalition & Ohio River Valley Institute for their monthly webinar on your health and environment.  They will be discussing forever plastics and the toxic chemicals of plastics. […]

Breathe Cam Highlights

Metalico Scrap Metal Fire, Neville Island – April 14, 2021

Residents reported noise, fire, and an explosion coming from this scrap metal operation.

Edgar Thomson Brown Plume – June 17, 2020

Braddock residents reported seeing a reddish plume coming from the U.S. Steel Edgar Thomson Plant in their community.

Clairton Coke Works Fire – Dec 24, 2019

U.S. Steel Clairton Coke Works on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 2019, flames and an explosion was captured at the Clairton plant.

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Community Voices

Meet Terrie Baumgartner

Clean Air Council, BCMAC

I do what I do for my grandkids and the Earth, with thanks to the wonderful mentors/kindred spirits of BCMAC, CAC, and Breathe, who see fracking infrastructure for “the chemical plant being built around us” (Cliff Lau) it is, and the monstrosity erected to rationalize it as an Ozymandias.

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Uptown – Hill District

Washington County



Sewickley and Sewickley Valley


North Side

Indiana Township

East End – Squirrel Hill – Pittsburgh

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Climate changes will cost Pittsburgh/Allegheny County $520 Million by 2040, which is currently 80% of the city’s budget.

With increased heatwave spreading across the nation Pittsburgh will find itself needing $5.7 Million to ensure residents are protected heat stroke or worse death. This doesn’t even include the $20 Million needed to school air conditioning.

With no forseen stop to climate change, the question is Who will really be paying this cost?
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In this week’s Breathe Weekly newsletter you will learn about:
- The new $1.5 Billion Keystone Energy project happening at the Pittsburgh International Airport
- The closing of U.S. Steel’s battery #15
- and why the Appalachian Hydrogen Hub means more fracking pollution, false promises

We also have some great local events coming up including Petroleum 238 author Justin Nobel’s book discussion, and 2024 Solarpunk Future event . Read the full newsletter at

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Thank you to @3rwaterkeeper for a great pollution patrol at the Ohio River in Monaca! ...

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