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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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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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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Sewickley and Sewickley Valley


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East End – Squirrel Hill – Pittsburgh

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Breathe Weekly for May 9, 2024
Celebrating Air Quality Awareness Week

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- What the new County Executive`s focus on board appointments
- What charges the Pa. Attorney General is filing against the Shell Falcon Pipeline
- and what the new lowered EPA soot standard is for PA

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Breathe Weekly for May 2, 2024
U.S. House passes Rep. Summer Lee bill to help plug abandoned gas wells

In this week’s newsletter you will learn about:
- How Activists Cancelled Plans for ENICA Chemical Recycling Plant
- Why Shell`s Pipeline is Being Charged with Violating State Environmental Law
- PA`s HIGH ranking for Health Impacts From Oil and Gas Emissions

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