Drone view of the Shell Petrochemical Plant taken Oct. 6, 2018 shows the site under construction. But it's #NotADoneDeal 

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LTE By Barbara Litt (Squirrel Hill)
Oct 15, 2018

Was the scary report too conservative?

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Oct 11, 2018

Residents: Fracking Disposal Well Would Make Plum a Dumping Ground for Industry

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Oct 02, 2018

UPCOMING EVENTS

Defend Our Water – Day of Action in Pittsburgh

Oct 24, 2018

Native Water Ceremony – 10 a.m. Location: The Fountain at Point State Park — At the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio Rivers Led…

Sandra Steingraber Presentation and Film Screening!

Oct 25, 2018

Join Dr. Sandra Steingraber for a presentation and film screening of the award-winning film Unfractured. Also join the film’s director Chanda Chevannes for a Q…

Manganese Exposure and Children's IQ

Oct 25, 2018

Manganese is an essential additive in the steel making process, with as much as 90% of manganese consumption worldwide being used by the steel industry…

Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light

Oct 27, 2018

Facing the Climate Crisis: Called to Save our Sacred Home has deep roots in the region. The conference takes place on the 70th anniversary of…

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Shale Insight Conference Brings Opportunities for Action

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Clean air and clean water are not possible in a petrochemical hub. We have to push back. For our health. For the health of our climate. For the health of our democracy. Petro polluters are not welcome here in SWPA. #ShaleInsight2018 https://t.co/BxxBZ95HNc

Let Shell and the other petro colonizers at #SHALEINSIGHT2018 be warned: the damage that you cause to communities will only grow more apparent, causing the resistance to your despicable business model to grow ever stronger. The result will be stranded assets, failed investments. https://t.co/lpi8hnnJgv

Join our Native American leaders tomorrow at The Point in #Pittsburgh for #DefendOurWater @NoPetroPA @PennEnvironment @PennFuture @CoalfldJustice @marusic42 https://t.co/iReu2azBzg

Note to @EPAAWheeler: Pennsylvanians will hold #naturalgas companies accountable for industry #airpollution that hurts families and communities. https://t.co/zUDSbHBMpL

The old coal mine under their Washington County house didn't seem to be a problem. Then, pipeline work started.

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Don’t miss the Pittsburgh Premiere of Denying Access: NoDAPL to NoNAPL, a documentary film about the efforts stop the Dakota Access Pipeline from going near the Standing Rock Reservation and the local dangers of the Northern Access Pipeline.
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