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Sewickley Communities First is a group that works to protect the health, safety and the environment in Sewickley, Pa. The group is currently focusing efforts on raising awareness about the proposed Shell Petrochemical Plant in Potter Township and fracking sites in the area and its impact on local air quality and public health.

CURRENT CAMPAIGNS

Taking On Industrial Pollution and Greenhouse Gases

Title V of the Clean Air Act requires “major sources” of air pollution to obtain operating permits from the EPA or a state or local agency authorized to issue these permits. In Allegheny County, the Allegheny County Health Department in Allegheny County decides these permits. Join GASP, PennEnvironment, Clean Air Council, Clean Water Action, Environmental Integrity Project and the Breathe Project in the effort to clean the region’s air.

Shell Falcon Pipeline: Protect the Ambridge Reservoir & Communities

The residents of Beaver County and Allegheny County (BCMAC and CPAR) have aligned with Fractracker Alliance to educate residents on the explosive risks posed by the proximity of the Shell Falcon Pipeline to a major source of drinking water for 35,000 residents as well as residential homes and recreational and wildlife areas.The DEP has issued three letters to Shell Pipeline on 101 deficiencies including concerns about the location of the pipeline near the reservoir as well as to marshland and conservation areas. Stay tuned. For more information, contact Terrie Baumgartner at BCMAC, Terrie Baumgardner <[email protected]>.

PennFuture's Green in 18

Pennsylvania has a pollution problem. Our forests and streams are second to none, yet 19,000 miles of our streams and rivers are unsafe for drinking, recreation, aquatic life, or agricultural use. Our urban areas are fast-growing, yet we have the third worst air quality in the country; as a result, in some Pennsylvania cities one in three children suffers from asthma. Learn more on PennFuture's website.

GASP's “No Idling” Diesel Campaign

Diesel exhaust poses a serious risk to Allegheny County residents, causing asthma attacks and asthma onset, coughing, chronic bronchitis, health attacks and even premature death. Work with GASP to reduce toxic diesel pollution from vehicles including school and transit buses, garbage trucks and more. Post No Idling signs at your school.

CAC's Southwest Pennsylvania Neighbors for Clean Air

The goal of the Southwest PA Neighbors for Clean Air initiative is to create 100 neighborhood groups of 10 members throughout the region so that residents can learn about and take action on the most pressing environmental issues in Southwest Pennsylvania. In the nine months since the first leader training session, CAC has trained over 80 group leaders, and 20 groups now meet regularly. Contact Dave Smith ([email protected]) to join a group or find out more information.

COMMUNITY VOICES

SEWICKLEY BLOG

BREAKING NEWS

More details of Shell’s Falcon ethane pipeline disclosed in documents

Beaver County Times
By Jared Stonesifer
Aug, 10, 2018

Letter: Shell cracker plant will bring pollutants

Beaver County Times
LTE By Nora Johnson
Aug, 03, 2018

CLEAN AIR — HEALTHY PEOPLE