protecting the ohio river valley from petrochemicals

Industry is moving quickly to turn the Ohio River Valley into a manufacturing hub for plastics.

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pipeline risk

Help residents on the ground monitor the Shell Falcon Pipeline construction

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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

Studies find fracking has significant health impacts on people.

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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

Clairton residents, activists protest air pollution

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
By Don Hopey and Abigail Mihaly
Jan 10, 2020

After String of Rare Cancer Cases, Pennsylvania Investigates Potential Link to Fracking

The Wall Street Journal
By Kris Maher
Dec 20, 2019

Is shale development worth the costs? A CMU study says no.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
By Don Hopey
Dec 08, 2019

UPCOMING EVENTS

Women's March Pittsburgh: Hear our Vote! - No to War!

Jan 18, 2020

Three years of marching, training, organizing, and building power – it’s all been leading up to this. In 2020, we have a chance to finish…

The Petrochemical Build-Out: Not What It's Cracked Up To Be

Jan 26, 2020

On December 8, 2019, the Sunday edition of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette featured as its front-page story the article: “Study: Shale gas job gains don’t offset…

22nd Annual Pittsburgh Racial Justice Summit

Jan 24, 2020

Description We are very excited about the 22nd Pittsburgh Racial Justice Summit, a multi-cultural initiative of the Black & White Reunion. The Opening Ceremony will…

Westmoreland County Solar Co-op Info Session

Feb 29, 2020

Learn about solar energy, and how our nonprofit co-op model simplifies the process of going solar on your home or small business. Solar United Neighbors…

BREATHE BLOG

Recent Bad Air Quality & How U.S. Steel Can Be a Better Neighbor

By GASP Pittsburgh

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BREAKING: ACHD announces new fines against @U_S_Steel. We’re reviewing the agreement now & will update this story soon. #clairton #AirQuality #cleanairnow https://t.co/RIFaYO384S

The Allegheny County Health Department has assessed $743,625 in new fines against U.S. Steel for pollution violations in the 2nd and 3rd quarters of 2019.

90% of this money will go to impacted communities and 10% to the Clean Air Fund.

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Time is writing about the end of fossil fuel companies as we know it. This is not activists talking, it is Time magazine. Shell is done for, along with the polluted dreams of @ACE_Fitzgerald. #pathetic https://t.co/rvG64aMwxu

Investment analyst, former bank exec explains why Blackrock news is so big: everyone holding fossil fuel assets is starting to understand their value is only going one direction https://t.co/bRlVUQzpWb

#Shell is grappling with its own existential challenge. The residents of Beaver are grappling with an even darker reality. https://t.co/FllNCfRb4B @NoPetroPA @EHPinfo @PennEnvironment @PennFuture

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2 days ago

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Air Quality in Allegheny County in #red, #unhealthy in Mon Valley. As of 1pm @AIRNow shows Liberty-Clairton still #2 worst air in US. Where is the health #Warning #ACHD? People #takeaction to protect yourselves! ... See MoreSee Less

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Combined particulates and O3 in the Mon Valley are AGAIN among the top 5 worst in country today according to EPAnow.gov. #cleanairnow ... See MoreSee Less

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