Shell Petrochemical Plant Threatens Beaver County

A dangerous petrochemical and plastic "hub" is planned for the Ohio River Valley.

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the air we share

Poor air quality increases health risks and premature death.

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asthma in children

Pittsburgh children living near pollution sources have high rates of asthma and respiratory ailments.

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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

Report: Big Shift to Solar Power Possible in Pa. with Right Policies

By Laura Legere
Nov 16, 2018

No penalties for 90% of pipeline blasts

E&E News
By Mike Soraghan
Nov 15, 2018

90% of the World's Children are Breathing Toxic Air, says WHO

The Guardian
Oct 27, 2018

UPCOMING EVENTS

Ohio EPA to Hold Public Hearing for Proposed (PTT Belmont) Ethane Cracker

Nov 27, 2018

The PTTG Corporation is trying to build a Petrochemical Plastic Factory in Shadyside, Ohio. We need you to take action today to tell the Ohio…

DEP to Hold Public Hearing on Bruce Mansfield Power Plant, Little Blue Run Draft Discharge Permit

Nov 28, 2018

Hearing Details
  Public hearing on DEP’s intent to issue a Clean Water Act NPDES permit for Bruce Mansfield Power Plant and Little Blue Run Impoundment
WHEN:…

Protecting Our Communities – Environmental Challenges From Fossil Fuel Extraction in SWPA

Dec 06, 2018

Find out from our region’s elected representatives what’s going on in city, county, state and federal government to combat climate change, promote sustainable energy and protect…

National Energy Conference 2018

Dec 01, 2018

Conference attendees will hear and discuss presentations from experts about recent climate change developments, issues, and best practices. Topics include climate communication, controlling methane emissions and…

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Defend Our Water – Day of Action Highlight Video

By Kirsi Jansa

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[email protected] leader alert! Join this workshop session on Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. and get all the tools and help you need to complete your slideshow presentations. https://t.co/n2YCcPfRHF

Climate Change is shrinking the planet says @billmckibben https://t.co/Uhb3NXMi7x

PA has everything it needs for a thriving #solar industry, #jobs according to report https://t.co/kSshgFqhHh

#MotivationMonday Rebecca Roter helped to get the first permanent air quality monitoring station in Susquehanna Co. PA due to concerns about nearby drilling activity. We celebrate her & 3 other #Sentinels2018 on Nov 26th in Pgh https://t.co/FnKDCF5KOs

Last year, we launched the #EnvironmentalHealthChannel, an interactive platform for sharing de-identified citizen-collected environmental & health data & photo-narratives. If you would like to share how #oilandgas development has impacted you, contact us. https://t.co/pGvAESGGJd

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