Shell Petrochemical Plant Threatens Beaver County

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

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the air we share

Poor air quality increases health risks and premature death.

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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.

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fracking and health

Study finds low birth weights near gas drilling sites.

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new high-definition breathe cam

Edgar Thompson Plant – A massive black plume is forcefully ejected high into the sky. First reported by a community member in Braddock (2/22/18)

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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.

BREAKING NEWS

Environmental Groups to take Legal Action Against Clairton Coke Works

KDKA-TV
By Megan Shiller
Feb 13, 2019

The Mother Who Wants to Put Air Pollution on Her Daughter’s Death Certificate

The New York Times
OpEd By Beth Gardiner
Feb 13, 2019

Mon Valley Residents Demand Clean Air

KDKA-TV
By Paul Martino
Feb 07, 2019

UPCOMING EVENTS

What Squirrel Hill Can Learn from Chicago’s West Rogers Park In the Aftermath of October 27

Feb 21, 2019

A program in support of neighborhood preservation and development, will be presented by Howard Rieger and Beverly Siegel at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 21, at…

Norfolk Southern: Dirty, Dangerous and In Your Backyard

Feb 25, 2019

Learn What Your Community Can Do to Fight Proposed Monster Trains from Polluting the East End of Allegheny County Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 6:30-8 p.m. Meeting…

Norfolk Southern: Dirty, Dangerous and In Your Backyard

Feb 27, 2019

Railroad Update and Presentation Manchester Citizens Corporation will be hosting members of Pollution Protection Pittsburgh (RP3) for a presentation on the Norfolk Southern Pittsburgh Vertical…

Economy Borough Council Meeting regarding an access road to well pad

Feb 26, 2019

Economy Borough Council is reviewing the proposed access route to the B50 well site located at 722 Amsler Ridge Rd. The residents on Amsler Ridge…

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FYI: FRIDAY has been projected to be a poor air dispersion day across Allegheny County. Poor air dispersion traps pollutants close to the surface. There is the potential for higher than normal readings for both SO2 and PM 2.5.

@justinwasser @BreatheProject @GASPPgh @cleanaircouncil @Allegheny_Co According to https://t.co/CHb0UAUIXy there was a spike in poor air quality after 4:00 AM this morning in that area.

Earlier today, Mayor @billpeduto, @GASPPgh and @CoreyOConnorPGH announced the construction of a new bridge in South Squirrel Hill that will employ clean diesel construction practices mandated by city legislation. Story to follow.

Thank you to the City of Pittsburgh for joining the fight to prevent #Pittsburgh from being railroaded by #NorfolkSouthern @billpeduto https://t.co/ZgNgyryPqb

Thank you City of Pittsburgh for standing up to #NorfolkSouthern and supporting residents in the speeding path of these dangerous and polluting trains. @ORMorrison https://t.co/aA0hw4cwUh

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Breathe Cam's new #FlareCam pointed at the #Peachtree flare (on the left) burning undesulfurized #Clairton coking gas from the coke works. Check it out! breatheprwhich #ClairtonCoke oven's coking gasoject.org/learn/breathe-cam/ ... See MoreSee Less

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ACHD ALERT! Friday, February 22, has been projected to be a poor air dispersion day across Allegheny County. There is the potential for higher than normal readings for both SO2 and PM 2.5, which can affect sensitive populations, especially those with respiratory conditions. We need #CLEANAIRNOW www.breatheproject.org ... See MoreSee Less

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Our leaders must stand up for the working people of the #MonValley, protect their health and demand #cleanair like Matt Mehalik of BreatheProject. This is what #RealLeadership looks like! #CleanAirNow. Inversion Documentary Mark Dixon John Fetterman Watch Clairton Air Quality Hearing Testimony bit.ly/2VauUH2 ... See MoreSee Less

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