Region Braces for Shell Petrochemical Plant

The Shell petrochemical plastic plant in bucolic Beaver, Pa. is just the beginning of gas expansion plans for the Ohio River Valley.

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In the News

Ashleigh Deemer: Environmental Priorities for Allegheny County Executive’s First 100 Days

Some Residents Concerned Over Potential Toxic Fumes After Fire at Metalico Scrap Metal Plant

Fracking Linked to Increased Cases of Lymphoma in Pennsylvania Children, Study Finds

Upcoming Events

Carnegie Museum of Art Exhibit – “Unsettling Matter, Gaining Ground”

Carnegie Museum of Art Pittsburgh

Unsettling Matter, Gaining Ground brings together historical artworks from the museum’s collection alongside contemporary projects and new commissions to narrate the complex stories of how fossil fuel economies have been produced […]

$15 – $25

Exhibit – “Climate Awakening: Crafting a Sustainable Future”

Contemporary Craft 5645 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA

Climate change is an issue that affects everyone, and must be addressed proactively before the damage is irreversible. Climate Awakening: Crafting A Sustainable Future aims to create social change and provide […]


Black Environmental Collective Clothing Drive and Kickback

University of Pittsburgh Community Engagement Center (Pitt CEC) - Homewood 622 North Homewood Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

Join the Black Environmental Collective on Wednesday, December 6th, for their clothing drive and December kickback! They are partnering with the Pitt African American Alumni Council to collect new or […]


Breathe Cam Highlights

Metalico Scrap Metal Fire, Neville Island – April 14, 2021

Residents reported noise, fire, and an explosion coming from this scrap metal operation.

Edgar Thomson Brown Plume – June 17, 2020

Braddock residents reported seeing a reddish plume coming from the U.S. Steel Edgar Thomson Plant in their community.

Clairton Coke Works Fire – Dec 24, 2019

U.S. Steel Clairton Coke Works on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 2019, flames and an explosion was captured at the Clairton plant.

Terrie Baumgartner
Community Voices

Meet Terrie Baumgartner

Clean Air Council, BCMAC

I do what I do for my grandkids and the Earth, with thanks to the wonderful mentors/kindred spirits of BCMAC, CAC, and Breathe, who see fracking infrastructure for “the chemical plant being built around us” (Cliff Lau) it is, and the monstrosity erected to rationalize it as an Ozymandias.

Terrie Baumgartner's Communities

Uptown – Hill District

Washington County



Sewickley and Sewickley Valley


North Side

Indiana Township

East End – Squirrel Hill – Pittsburgh

Aerial View of Clariton neighborhood with rows of houses next to fracking plant






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Today we are Thankful for all the amazing work or collaborative does to protect our communities right to clean air. May we continue to push the needle of change forward!


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