protecting the ohio river valley from petrochemicals

Industry is moving quickly to turn the Ohio River Valley into a manufacturing hub for plastics.

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pipeline risk

Help residents on the ground monitor the Shell Falcon Pipeline construction

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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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flaring of coking gas in the mon valley

Follow the latest developments at the Clairton Coke Works on the Mon Valley Breathe Cams

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fracking and health

Studies find fracking has significant health impacts on people.

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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.

BREAKING NEWS

Pennsylvania Communities Grow Wary of Worsening Air Pollution as Petrochemical Industry Arrives

DESMOG
By Julie Dermansky
Nov 27, 2019

More Data, Stricter Regs Needed to Reduce Benzene Exposure

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By Group Against Smog and Pollution, Neighbor
Nov 22, 2019

The Plastics Debate Heats Up

Pittsburgh Business Times
By Paul J. Gough
Nov 27, 2019

UPCOMING EVENTS

Pittsburgh Youth Climate Strike Dec. 6, 2019

Dec 06, 2019

Join the Next Pittsburgh Climate Strike Start: Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 • 1:00 PM Pittsburgh City County Building• 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 Join…

Film Screening: From Paris to Pittsburgh

Dec 07, 2019

Join Marcellus Outreach Butler (MOB) for a screening of National Geographic‘s film that explores the climate change reality that has brought Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto…

ReImagine the Turtle Creek Watershed

Dec 11, 2019

The ReImagine initiative began in the spring of 2017 in Beaver County. Led by the League of Women Voters and local residents, a group of…

Climate Reality Project: SWPA Chapter Meeting

Dec 17, 2019

Join the team at Climate Reality for the next SWPA Chapter Meeting!

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Children's Environmental Health Day – We Must Put Children First

Dr. Ned Keyter is one of the founding physicians of Pediatric Alliance and served as its president from 1997-2004. He has been practicing general pediatrics at Pediatric Alliance since 1990. He also serves on the board of the Environmental Health Project.

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Coraopolis's drinking water has one of the highest levels of PFAS contamination in the state. Studies have linked a wide range of health impacts to PFAS, including a depressed immune system, thyroid disease and several cancers. https://t.co/ZmN4gdEhQx

Everyone download ⁦⁦@BreatheProject⁩ app and file a complaint every time you get sick from @steelworkers-represented Clariton coke works.

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Awesome action in San Fran. @PeopleOverPetro @NoPetroPA @billpeduto @grantervin https://t.co/JJ5hYyr0oG

This is a fight for our lives! @bethanyhallam @leandrakmira #FridaysForFuture

Why are regional leaders @spcregion @ACE_Fitzgerald aligning with an industry in such terrible financial shape?

Let's #reimagine a different course for the #OhioValley
@NoPetroPA @billpeduto @PeopleOverPetro

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