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

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the air we share

Poor air quality increases health risks and premature death.

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asthma in children

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


fracking and health

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.


Everyone should prioritize the environment

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
LTE By Barbara Litt (Squirrel Hill)
Oct 15, 2018

Was the scary report too conservative?

E&E News
By Scott Walkman
Oct 11, 2018

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

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
By Don Hopey
Oct 02, 2018


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…


Stop the Rollback of Clean Car Standards

Matt Mehalik is the executive director of the Breathe Project and Breathe Collaborative.



Violations increase, fines grow--poor performance at U.S. Steel's Clairton Coke Works https://t.co/PX5U71pieF

The #Petro industry must be stopped or the tri-state region will become a massive hub of greenhouse gas polluting plants and pipelines. Join us for #defendourwater on Wednesday at Point State Park! https://t.co/86txT0QK8P

Pittsburgh has 10 EPA monitors and 8 register in the worst air nationally. We need to use the SmellPGH app to report our bad air and engage together to improve our air. -Matt Mehalik #THINC30 #ClearTheAir

Everglades: climate change threatens years of work to reverse man-made damage https://t.co/6yq5xAEXXg

As we focus on creating a Pittsburgh For All, we need to make sure that we take care of all. Especially the ones displaced years before and not only after the tech bubbles pop. https://t.co/lr2xKRL5Ha #THINC30

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Action Alert: Join native nations at the Pittsburgh Point at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24 for a ceremony honoring our water and the planet.'

Ojibwe water protector Sharon Day who walked the full length of the Ohio River in 2014 will be leading the blessing. Women may participate in the water ceremony and should wear a long skirt and bring a very small amount of water from upstream of your home.
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Drone images of the McKees Rocks Industrial Enterprises (MRIE) Frac Sand staging area on Neville Island. A highly toxic operation 4 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. Unfortunately, frac sand travels. www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGsLV_8vfjo ... See MoreSee Less

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Thanks Ireland for leading the way.

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders
Congratulations to Ireland for passing a bill to divest about $350 million from fossil fuels like coal, oil, and gas. If we are going to solve the greatest threat to our planet – climate change – we must aggressively transition away from fossil fuels toward sustainable energy like wind and solar. This is a good step in the right direction. via The Years Project
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Let’s improve the region’s air!Manganese pollution effects residents right here in Pittsburgh. Check out our upcoming Making the Connection event to learn more. ... See MoreSee Less

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