pipeline risk

Help residents on the ground monitor the Shell Falcon Pipeline construction

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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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Photo Credit: 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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fracking and health

Studies find fracking has significant health impacts on people.

NEWS
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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

America’s Radioactive Secret

Rolling Stone
By Justin Nobel
Jan 21, 2020

Family history, loss and hopes for a bright future fuel my fight for clean air in Clairton

Public Source
By Melanie Meade
Jan 21, 2020

Fighting the Fossil Fuel Economy in Appalachia

The American Prospect
By Michael Sainato
Jan 17, 2020

UPCOMING EVENTS

How to Talk to Elected Leaders Part 2 - Activating Democracy for Climate

Feb 25, 2020

PA State Rep Sara Innamorato – will give us insider tips on how to persuade our elected officials to take swift climate action, and why…

Black Environmental Collective Convening

Feb 27, 2020

Please join us for the next session of a Black Enviornmental convening. Our format is going to be a little different than previous sessions. At…

Return of the Lorax, Harrisburg, April 6th

Apr 06, 2020

Team Lorax is returning to Harrisburg! Last year, the team told Wolf and legislators they needed to uphold Article 1, Section 27 of the PA…

Earth Day Pittsburgh! 50th Anniversary

Apr 22, 2020

Help us flood downtown Pittsburgh and call for a Climate Emergency in recognition of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day in Pittsburgh! Details to come…

BREATHE BLOG

Sara Innamorato: Socialized Risk, Privatized Profits

By Rep. Sara Innamorato

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@BreatheProject @AndySheehankdka @ACE_Fitzgerald Imagine how this air quality map would look~if every resident reported symptoms & smells. The reports on this map only represent a small segment of our population. 😷😷😷

Large numbers of people MUST VOTE for climate change candidates and take to the streets. Join #pittsburgh in the streets for Earth Day 2020 on April 22 https://t.co/hfG3wvVNPu

It’s unacceptable that residents in Allegheny County continue to be subjected to unhealthy air. Thanks to @AndySheehankdka for staying on top of this important story. @ACE_Fitzgerald

So, I guess that @GovernorTomWolf and @SenBobCasey and @ACE_Fitzgerald are going against the better judgement of the former UN Climate Chief by advocating for fracking while she advocates for civil disobedience. #climate @ssteingraber1 @BreatheProject https://t.co/KtJLeqYfoq

ANOTHER morning in the red for the Liberty-#Clairton area, where the monitor is registering the 2nd worst #airquality in the U.S. Be careful out there if you have breathing issues. Remember: You can make an air quality complaint to ACHD by calling 412-687-ACHD. @BreatheProject

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Another horrific day of poor air quality in Allegheny County - #2 in the country. Enough is enough #ACHD ... See MoreSee Less

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The region's air quality is the WORST in the nation today, sadly an otherwise lovely sunny day. Sensitive populations should watch outdoor explosures. ... See MoreSee Less

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