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Massive emissions released from U.S. Steel Clairton Coke Works on May 29, 2018 about 5 p.m.

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Pittsburgh children living near pollution sources have high rates of asthma and respiratory ailments.

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Study finds low birth weights near gas drilling sites.

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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.

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Despite Blast, Township Removes Gas Pipeline Safety Measure

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
LTE By Daniel Rubino, Vanport
Sep 17, 2018

Who gets to say where it's safe to build a pipeline?

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
By Anya Litvak
Sep 14, 2018

More than half PA gas wells used ‘secret’ chemicals for fracking or drilling, report says

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By Jon Hurdle
Sep 11, 2018

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Environmental Contributors to Cardiovascular Disease: Emerging Research on Heavy Metals and Air Pollution

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Join The Climate Reality: Pittsburgh & SWPA Chapter for a fun filled evening of trivia and prizes at Wigle Whiskey Garden & Barrelhouse! September 26, 2018, 6 –…

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Interested in displaying your solar prowess. Join the tour on Saturday, October 6, 2018 from noon to 4:00 p.m. (After-Party TBD from 4-6 P.M.) Event…

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Beaver Cracker Plant Exploits Region for Profits

By Terrie Baumgartner, Aliquippa

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I'll be speaking on the "Solar Panel" panel tonight at the Homewood Carnegie Library from 6-8 p.m., talking #PghSolarTour! More info here -->
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Thanks to @PennFuture for a great OpEd in the @bctimes on how bad public policies lead to pipeline problems and explosions. https://t.co/81DP9lvu34

RT @therockyfiles: No wonder building #gas #pipelines is so dangerous. "If you're building a pipeline that can't withstand five inches of heavy rain over a weekend, something is wrong."
https://t.co/e5lkwlkadc via @EnvirHealthNews @ShellPipeline

The Trump administration justifies its rollback of methane standards by saying it will be a cost-saver for industry. But what about the costs to our health, and the costs of the climate crisis? We need to put people and our planet over polluters’ profits.

Yet another new trove of documents makes even clearer how much Exxon and Shell knew about climate change in the '80s. "The Changes may be the greatest in recorded history."
Sue the heck out of these bad guys https://t.co/GmjT5GQcxZ

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Breathe Weekly for Sept. 17, 2018. Who's calling the shots on these pipelines anyway? mailchi.mp/984e9377d710/breathe-weekly-for-sept-17-2018-who-is-calling-the-shots-on-pipelines ... See MoreSee Less

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