fighting petrochemical growth

Industry plans to turn the Ohio River Valley into a manufacturing hub for plastics.

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the air we share

Poor air quality increases health risks and premature death.

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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

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.

BREAKING NEWS

‘Razorblades and feathers in my throat’: A fire at a U.S. Steel plant near Pittsburgh made a major polluter even worse

StateImpact
By Reid Frazier
Apr 15, 2019

Steel Trap: People are Getting Sick from a U.S. Steel Factory that is "Grossly Violating" Health Standards

Buzzfeed News
By Dan Vergano
Apr 06, 2019

CMU launches air pollution monitoring app nationally

The Tartan
By Trento Von Lindenberg
Apr 07, 2019

UPCOMING EVENTS

Driving Turnout for Events and Power Meetings with Officials

Apr 23, 2019

Tools for getting more people out for meetings and events that need more folks in the room. Attendees will share and discuss what has worked…

Annual Mon Yough Area Chamber Legislative Lunch

Apr 26, 2019

Economic Development Opportunities and Resources in the Mon Valley You are cordially invited to the 2019 Annual Mon Yough Area Chamber Legislative Lunch Friday, April 26th,…

May Day - Green Soiree

May 01, 2019

How plastics impact our health and environment   The theme this year is the health and environmental impacts of plastic pollution, as well as solutions that…

Re-Imagine Beaver County Solar Celebration & Happy Hour

May 23, 2019

Join your friends and neighbors to celebrate the Re-!magine Beaver County report and exciting new solar projects and Eco-Districts in Beaver. We will hold a…

BREATHE BLOG

Where Are You Going to Go?

Dr. Ned Ketyer is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Environmental Health, a medical collaborator with SWPA Environmental Health Project, and a board member of Physicians for Social Responsibility — Pennsylvania.

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According to a new study, more than 80% of all waste from Pennsylvania's #oilandgas drilling operations stays inside the state. @EnvirHealthNews https://t.co/9SHOPjjE91

Primexx Red Unit off FM3334 in Reeves Cty with an unlit flare AGAIN. These guys are the Three Stooges of #fracking in the #Permian

How about this #TBT letter to US Steel workers from management back in 1969 re: importance of #airquality in #Pittsburgh. “It is more important now than ever before that we do everything possible to make certain we follow all operating rules aimed at minimizing air pollution.”

We have to do better. This is a health, justice, and economic issue. And please don’t tell me this is the price we pay for jobs. It’s possible to have both good jobs and clean air. https://t.co/SniYgTd2ya

The well-written Pulitzer-winning book “Amity and Prosperity” is about fracking, not pipelines, but it has a lot of parallels to the Mariner East story, and there are important lessons to be learned. Highly recommended.
#VoicesofMarinerEast #stopETP $ET https://t.co/hpEBDPwD1G

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