protecting communities from petrochemicals

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

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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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clean air for clairton and the mon valley

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

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pipeline risk

Help residents on the ground monitor the Shell Falcon Pipeline construction

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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

Market Headwinds Buffet Appalachia’s Future as a Center for Petrochemicals

Inside Climate News
By James Bruggers
Mar 21, 2020

Financial fallout from coronavirus could devastate the fracking and plastics industries

Environmental Health News
By Kristina Marusic
Mar 19, 2020

America’s Radioactive Secret

Rolling Stone
By Justin Nobel
Jan 21, 2020

UPCOMING EVENTS

Earth Day Pittsburgh! 50th Anniversary – Virtual Teach In!

Apr 19, 2020

Pittsburgh Earth Day has gone virtual! An epic Pittsburgh Teach In will bring together a diverse coalition of organizations and individuals to stand with frontline…

Virtual 2020 Youth Climate Strike!

Apr 22, 2020

Fridays for Future is planning a 24-Hour Virtual Climate Strike to mark the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day in Pittsburgh. Join Pittsburgh youth and support…

The Story of Plastic: Film screening on the Discovery Channel

Apr 22, 2020

Fields full of garbage. Mountains of trash. Rivers and seas clogged with waste. Skies choked with poisonous runoff from plastic production and recycling scams. No…

Climate Action Lobby Day 2020

Jun 16, 2020

Join PA’s largest annual environmental citizen lobby day! On June 16th, hundreds of citizens will descend on Harrisburg to advocate for legislation that will help…

BREATHE BLOG

Sara Innamorato: Socialized Risk, Privatized Profits

By Rep. Sara Innamorato

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WATCH: There's an invisible danger in #Pittsburgh -- air pollution. @wqed presents "Pittsburgh: The Air That We Breathe", which explores the reasons behind our region's poor #airquality + the people and orgs working to implement change. Set your alarms for tomorrow @ 8:30pm!

"It stands to reason that a person whose lungs are already damaged from air pollution would presumably be more susceptible to the disease." https://t.co/BDptdQ86iB

Regardless of how much the outrage, fatigue, and the sheer depth of the COVID-19 crisis may numb our reactions—this development is outrageous because it leaves major industries to self-regulate. https://t.co/3sU2PHUYN6

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