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A dangerous plastic factory and oil and gas expansion is planned for the Ohio River Valley.

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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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fracking and health

Studies find fracking has significant health impacts on people.

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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.

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Hearings enable residents to speak on methane emissions

Observer-Reporter
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Jun 29, 2020

Pa. grand jury report on fracking: DEP failed to protect public health

StateImpact
By Reid Frazier and Susan Phillips
Jun 26, 2020

Academics question whether petrochemical industry worth investment

Pittsburgh Business Times
By Paul Gough
Jun 15, 2020

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THE must attend strategic decision making event for the petrochemical industry Now entering its 5th year the Northeast Petrochemical Conference & Exhibition is the undisputed…

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Jul 21, 2020

From Fracked Gas to Plastic Pollution in the Ohio River Valley and Beyond Join the final webinar series event and discussion on the impacts of…

Wild & Scenic Film Festival - Date Change

Aug 09, 2020

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INVISIBLE HAND Pittsburgh Premiere "Rights of Nature Documentary"

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#Covid cases at the Shell #cracker continue to climb. Work continues unabated. https://t.co/doLgI7cKAB

Families on the frontlines of #fracking have been ignored for too long. No-drill zones must be expanded from 500 feet to 2,500 feet around homes.  
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[email protected] Grand Jury Report blasted the @PA_DEP for years of ignoring complaints against the oil and #gas industry that left residents exposed to water and air #pollution that caused nosebleeds, skin rashes sores and other ailments.

LIVE NOW: Dr. Ned Ketyer is discussing the #health impacts associated with #fracking. @WHEnvironment
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[email protected] Grand Jury Report blasted the @PA_DEP for years of ignoring complaints against the oil and #gas industry that left residents exposed to water and air #pollution that caused nosebleeds, skin rashes sores and other ailments. ... See MoreSee Less

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On CODE ORANGE Alert Days like today, we raise up the residents of Mon Valley who are critically affected by poor air quality. Our leaders must step up! ... See MoreSee Less

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ACTION ALERT - CODE ORANGE in Pittsburgh Thursday: An Air Quality Action Day will be in effect for the day Thursday. Partly sunny skies with a hot afternoon along with limited chances for any afternoon and evening thunderstorm activity will result in ozone concentrations rising into the code ORANGE range. Fine particulate levels will also rise to the lower moderate range with a weak morning inversion present. *** ... See MoreSee Less

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