aerial view of braddock and edgar thomson

More than 2,100 residents live within 2 miles of the U.S. Steel Edgar Thomson Plant.

Photo Credit: Dave DiCello Photography

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
Photo Credit: Alexandra Wimley/ PG

fracking and health

Studies find fracking has significant health impacts on people.

NEWS
Photo Credit: Scott Goldsmith

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

OpEd: A push for answers about the environmental causes of child cancer

Enviromental Health News
By Jennifer Sass
Jan 14, 2021

Wolf's office says he doesn't have authority to revoke any wells after request to stop wastewater well in Plum

Pittsburgh Business Times
By Paul J. Gough
Jan 15, 2021

More Money is Flowing into Green Energy Than Every Before. Here's Why (Video)

Wall Street Journal
Jan 05, 2021

UPCOMING EVENTS

Mountaineer NGL Storage Facility Community Meeting

Jan 21, 2021

The Mountaineer NGL Storage Facility, located 2.5 miles north of Clarington along Rt. 7 in Salem Township, poses a serious threat to our health, our…

Energy and Class Justice - Intergenerational Panel

Jan 21, 2021

Come hear a group of powerful intergenerational leaders share their work and the ways they think about systems change. This event is open for all…

Exploring Appalachia's Cooperative Economy

Jan 27, 2021

From Western Pennsylvania to Eastern Kentucky, central Appalachia fosters a network of cooperatives as diverse as the people who call the region home. Join us…

Shell Crescent and the Dream of an Appalachian Petro Boom

Feb 03, 2021

Learn more about the future of the shale crescent petrochemical boom.

BREATHE BLOG

Firsthand Account: Learning The True Story of Indoor Air Quality With ROCIS

Shaena Berlin Ulissa, a recent cohort participant with ROCIS, is a Senior Consultant for Air Sciences.

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Extraction & pollution have poisoned Indigenous lands & bodies for long enough.

We gave @JoeBiden a mandate to be bold.

Today he rescinded the permits for KXL.

Tomorrow, he must do the same for Dakota Access & Line 3. #StopLine3 #NoDAPL

It's time to #BuildBackFossilFree.

As pressure for unity during the election fades, there will be more competition among among climate groups – and groups like the BlueGreen Alliance – working to influence policy. https://t.co/j6nYCuHzAV @newdeal4us

"Keep your nose our of our business," Rich @ACE_Fitzgerald tells Sen. Cruz, calling him a part of the "Flat Earth Society" https://t.co/T1b133ZgrS

Here we go on #Climate. Thank you @potus https://t.co/7RVhztqGxj

Community Concern emerges over underground gas storage facility in Monroe County #Ohio. The project threatens the drinking water of 5 million people. @SenSherrodBrown https://t.co/Pxxc8OL2JS #Savetheohioriver

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