Shell Petrochemical Plant Threatens Beaver County

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

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Study finds low birth weights near gas drilling sites.

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Clairton Coke Works fire: What are the health effects of sulfur dioxide exposure?

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Jan 11, 2019

Allegheny County Health Dept. Issues Air Quality Alert to Clairton Residents

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By Don Hopey
Jan 09, 2019

Emission goals are meaningless without taking more action

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Jan 11, 2019

UPCOMING EVENTS

Franklin Park Borough Council Legislative Meeting

Jan 14, 2019

The Franklin Park Borough Council will hold a public hearing on the lease to drill/frack for gas under Linbrook Park. (see google map at: https://goo.gl/maps/56oaEJtJnv32  the park…

The Petrochemical Invasion of Western PA

Jan 15, 2019

The Petrochemical Invasion of Western PA Its environmental consequences and What Can Be Done about It. Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 7:00 pm Unitarian Universalist Church of the South Hills…

Dirty, Dangerous, and In Your Backyard

Jan 24, 2019

“Dirty, dangerous, and in your backyard” Norfolk Southern Railroad is accelerating plans to raise bridges in our communities in order to run longer double-stacked trains along a…

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

Jan 29, 2019

Cancer and the Environment

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Rethinking Plastic in Our Future

Patricia DeMarco is a native of Pittsburgh with a doctorate in Biology from the University of Pittsburgh. She has spent a 30-year career in energy and environmental policy in both private and public sector positions, including Commissioner of the Regulatory Commission of Alaska and Demand Side Manager for the Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative. She was the Executive Director of the Rachel Carson Homestead Association and Director of the Rachel Carson Institute at Chatham University.

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Dozens of testimonies tonight overwhelmingly against the Franklin Park Borough Council's proposal to frack in Linbrook Park. #livestream @BreatheProject #NoPetroPA #Fracking #AirQuality @FoodAndWaterPA https://t.co/R9vvUGWTgf

Join us on TONIGHT at 7pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church in the South Hills for The Petrochemical Invasion of Western PA. @NoPetroPA @BreatheProject https://t.co/rMDK6ivwrn

TONIGHT! Get informed. Get connected. Get active. There is a petrochemical invasion underway and we need to build up the resistance: https://t.co/Ogk18TkJIl @BreatheProject @foodandwaterPA @aghcocan

Clairton Coke Works fire: What are the health effects of sulfur dioxide exposure?
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EPA hits 30-year low in failing to prosecute polluters. https://t.co/YeYUOHHNlM

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The Petrochemical Invasion of Western PA: Its Environmental Consequences and What Can Be Done about It.

Event sponsored by The Izaak Walton League of America, Allegheny County Chapter. Details at: nopetropa.com/2018/12/20/event-the-petrochemical-invasion-of-western-pa/

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