air quality, safety top concerns with plastic factory

The Shell petrochemical plastic plant marks the beginning of gas expansion plans for the Ohio River Valley.

Petro Facts
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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.

Photo Credit: Annie O'Neill

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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fracking and health

Studies find fracking has significant health impacts on people.

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Climate Change Is Making the Air More Hazardous Here at Home

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New Job Board Promotes Sustainable Opportunities

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By Paul J. Gough
Sep 05, 2020

'A New Deal that works for all of us' is the Appalachian call for an alternative future

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
By Anya Litvak
Aug 02, 2020

UPCOMING EVENTS

Air Monitoring & Emergency Systems: Health & Safety in Beaver County

Sep 16, 2020

Join the kick-off event of the Health & Safety in Beaver County Virtual Event Series! The Air Monitoring and Emergency Systems event will explore how…

Unconventional Natural Gas Development and Childhood Cancers

Sep 15, 2020

Join us on September 15 at 7 PM for part two of our three-part webinar series about shale gas development and cancer. For part two…

Toxic Ten Week of Action!

Sep 14, 2020

Join PennEnvironment for our “Toxic Ten” Week of Action in Allegheny County! Our local leaders need to take meaningful and decisive action to clean up…

Protecting Ourselves from the Plastics Invasion

Sep 29, 2020

The Battle of Homestead Foundation proudly presents an evening of conversation on how to protect our health from the harmful effects of plastics, with commentaries…

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Sara Innamorato: Socialized Risk, Privatized Profits

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Pa. officials hosted Exxon chemical execs at a Steelers game and a tour of two shuttered industrial sites in Greene and Washington counties last fall, hoping to land a second massive ethane cracker for SW Pa.
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Thank you #RuthBaderGinsburg. Your perseverance and vision showed us that America is a country that should work for everybody. RIP

After a spring and summer of curtailments by some Appalachian #naturalgas producers, at least one — the largest producer of natural #gas in the United States — has resumed cutting off some flow of gas. https://t.co/TYFrFWIv3m

It shouldn’t pay to pollute in Allegheny County-- @ACE_Fitzgerald please work with @HealthAllegheny to make sure polluters face meaningful penalties, not just slaps on the wrist.

Greenfest Philly has two really interesting activities today:
• 11:00AM – Ask an Environmental Lawyer with Clean Air Council’s Legal Staff (Watch live on Greenfest's Facebook)
• 5:30PM – Park In A Truck (Sign up at https://t.co/3ArI5fxQyC)

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