Shell Petrochemical Plant Threatens Beaver County

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

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Poor air quality increases health risks and premature death.

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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 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.

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Opposition Growing Against Natural Gas Pipeline To Supply Beaver Co. Cracker Plant

KDKA-TV
By Andy Sheehan
Dec 03, 2018

Testimony begins in U.S. Steel appeal of coke works enforcement order

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
By Don Hopey
Dec 04, 2018

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

The Guardian
Oct 27, 2018

UPCOMING EVENTS

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…

Webinar: Engaging Health Professionals in Environmental Public Health

Dec 07, 2018

Healthcare professionals are important partners for the advancement of environmental public health. On the front-line of healthcare delivery, clinicians, pediatricians, nurses, and many other professionals…

Cancer and the Environment Symposium: Priorities for Research, Policy, and Clinical Practice in Southwest Pennsylvania

Jan 29, 2019

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[email protected] Dave Smith working with #Clairton residents to help them understand their right to #breathe unpolluted air. https://t.co/TD8ve9bdwN … @AlleghenyFront

Lancet study says #ClimateChange will make people a lot sicker @TheAtlantic https://t.co/gqokfCfVNs

The health impacts of the Beaver County #cracker will outweigh any benefits says Breathe Project's Matt Mehalik, costing $15 to $33M in additional health costs. https://t.co/YF9QS5XK2k

Oil and Gas Environmental Partnership as a full-page ad in the @PittsburghPG today. We say, show us the #carbon reduction numbers. https://t.co/TWYuruCHWm

The State of Pa must commit to 100% Remewable energy by 2050 and legislation to go with it says Sen Jay Costa

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Unite with Franklin Park Tonight!!
Stand against Fracking in Franklin Park!!!

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Municipal Building Meeting Room
2344 West Ingomar Rd. Pittsburgh

We encourage Franklin Park residents to attend tonight's meeting and voice opposition to leasing Linbrook Park for fracking, as well as the FPEB’s “no opinion” on the leasing of the Park.
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Breathe Weekly for Dec. 3, 2018 – U.S. Steel Hearing Underway, Cap & Trade Initiative Goes Forward - mailchi.mp/a12c58d6d066/breathe-weekly-for-dec-3-2018-us-steel-hearing-underway-cap-trade-initiat... ... See MoreSee Less

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