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

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

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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

A Fracking-Driven Industrial Boom Renews Pollution Concerns in Pittsburgh

Yale E360
By Nick Cunningham
Mar 21, 2019

The Toxic Consequences of America's Plastics Boom

The Nation
By Zoe Carpenter
Mar 14, 2019

Air pollution kills 8.8 million people per year globally, study says

UPI
By Tauren Dyson
Mar 12, 2019

UPCOMING EVENTS

Spring Into Clean Air Rally!

Mar 20, 2019

Allegheny County has some of the worst air in the country, because of dirty industrial polluters. It’s time to crack down on the worst polluters…

Water Talks: Double Stacks, Double Stouts

Mar 21, 2019

Join us for our quarterly Water Talks series to discuss the environmental concerns of running double stacked trains through our region. Hear from Matt Mehalik, Executive…

Stream Monitoring Workshop for the Shell Falcon Pipeline

Mar 23, 2019

The Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring, Mountain Watershed Association and the Breathe Project are excited to announce an upcoming stream and pipeline monitoring workshop that…

Cultivating a Greener Ohio River Valley: Climate and Environmental Advocacy Workshop

Mar 30, 2019

What does a clean, green, future look like in the Ohio River Valley? What actions can you, as a member of the community, take part…

BREATHE BLOG

Forest Hills Votes to Support ACHD Recommendations for Better Air Quality

By Patricia DeMarco, Forest Hills Council Member

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Maxwell King of the @Pittsburghfdn and Grant Oliphant of the @HeinzEndow release a lengthy joint statement on the acquittal of Michael Rosfeld:

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''here is a boy who should be dancing" -- Read the poems that Pittsburgh artist Vanessa German has penned to Antwon Rose II during the first week of the Rosfeld trial https://t.co/jQ3b9DayNP

@BreatheProject Everyone deserves clean, safe air - something that’s long overdue in Clairton and the Mon Valley. #CleanAirNow

[email protected] got a D on #Climate and has spent $49M on lobbying against the #ParisClimateAccord @ClimateCorpsPgh @ClimateReality #greenwash #toxicneighbor https://t.co/kjaiPMiAOf

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Talk about a David vs Goliath story. @Shell runs a global communications staff of 800 people and has a reported advertising spend of over $200M AND spends $55M+ on #climate branding. #greenwash @ClimateReality @InfluenceMap bit.ly/2HFUpML ... See MoreSee Less

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