air quality, safety top concerns with plastic factory

The Shell petrochemical plastic plant marks the beginning of gas expansion plans for the Ohio River Valley.

Petro Facts
Photo Credit: By Julie Dermansky

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.

Photo Credit: Annie O'Neill

clean air for clairton and the mon valley

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

Breathe Cam
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pittsburgh earth week teach-in

Watch and share the Teach-In videos


fracking and health

Studies find fracking has significant health impacts on people.

Photo Credit: Scott Goldsmith

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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.


Making Clean Air a Priority in Pittsburgh

Trib Live
By the Breathe Collaborative
Sep 26, 2020

The wooing of a would-be petrochemical plant in SWPA

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
By Anya Litvak and Laura Legere
Sep 21, 2020

Environmental groups discuss air quality, emergency services in county

Beaver County Times
By Chrissy Suttles
Sep 17, 2020


ReImagine Appalachia Digital Rally!

Oct 22, 2020

Regardless of who wins the election, we know an economic stimulus package will pass & Appalachians need to be at the table to say what…

Senator Casey Roundtable: Reviving the Civilian Conservation Corps

Oct 30, 2020

On Friday, October 30th at 2 p.m., we’re hosting a roundtable with Senator Casey to discuss the importance of reviving the Civilian Conservation Corps, detailing the…

Economic Impact Analysis: An effective tool for community projects

Nov 02, 2020

Join us from 6:30pm to 8:30pm on Monday, November 2nd for our next monthly ReImagine the Turtle Creek Watershed & Airshed Communities Plus webinar. During…

2020 Shale & Public Health Conference (2 days)

Nov 17, 2020

The eighth annual Shale & Public Health Conference will be held as an online conference over two days Tuesday, November 17 & Wednesday, November 18…


Sara Innamorato: Socialized Risk, Privatized Profits

By Rep. Sara Innamorato



Polls actually show more residents are against fracking than for it in Pa. How will this play out in the presidential election? @voxdotcom @FracTracker

TF1 European TV came to SWPA to meet with residents living in Beaver and Washington. Here's the first of what will be several reports, highlighting food (of course) and climate change concerns in the U.S.

Congrats @Res_4_r_Future and @foodandwater on a HUGE win last night! #DENIED Merrick Oil & Gas permits for #drilling in their community! @peopleoverpetro @EHPinfo @NoPetroPA

The right federal resources and community collaboration mean we can build a 21st-century Appalachia with family-sustaining jobs and responsible employers to protect the environment and the health of people. Thank you @MissAnnieRegan @PennFuture @newdeal4us

Thanks @liarosemusic for joining our #ReImagineAppalachia rally "This fight is an age old story. Appalachia has always been a leader with strong leaders and the fight for a living wage. Now we can be a leader in the fight for dignified jobs that can support children and families"

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TF1 European TV with 9 million views came to SWPA to meet with residents living in Beaver and Washington. Here's the first of what will be several reports, highlighting food (of course) and climate change concerns in the U.S.

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National climate change legislation will happen. Appalachia needs to be at the table or we’ll be on the menu. Join us to secure our seat and demand Appalachia’s fair share of any federal climate change resources.

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