DEP public meeting on Fracking at Edgar Thomson

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is holding a public meeting next Wednesday to present information and answer questions on the applications for natural gas development at U.S. Steel’s Edgar Thomson plant.

Event-Date: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Pipeline impact monitoring workshop

A first-of-its-kind workshop focused on the risks of pipeline construction, how to assess and report violations, and how to protect your water resources if you live near pipeline drilling activity.

Attendance is free, and lunch will be provided. Please register in advance.

Event-Date: 
Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:30pm

Impacts of Fossil Fuel, and What We Can Do to Reverse Course

The Allegheny County Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America hosts a special presentation on Impacts of Fossil Fuel Development and Use on Human Health, Wildlife and the Environment, and What We Can Do to Reverse Course.

Event-Date: 
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 7:00pm

Advocacy Workshop: Cultivating a Greener Ohio River Valley

This workshop will focus on the health, environmental, and climate impacts of the petrochemical build-out in the Ohio River Valley, as well as the implications this build-out will have on communities throughout the region. Skill-building sessions will help community members learn to harness their voices and take action to protect their neighborhoods, and cultivate a clean and green economic narrative for the region.

For details, RSVP to Climate Reality Project.

Event-Date: 
Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

"How Not to Save the Planet" -- Pgh. Humanities Festival

Professor Michael Goodhart (University of Pittsburgh, Political Science) will discuss the climate crisis as "not an argument, but a fight."

Event-Date: 
Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 3:00pm

If you can see it from your house, evacuate!

[photo: WTRF]

How Climate Change is Harming Our Health

The Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health identifies "outdoor air quality" as making the most direct impact -- in our region specifically -- of climate disruption upon human health.

Fracking at Edgar Thomson?

U.S. Steel has announced an agreement to lease a portion of the Edgar Thomson plant for a drill pad, from which the surrounding area can be fracked. Local residents and families have been left in the dark, to wait for the consequences of fracking. This page is a place for collecting information and resources to share with the community.

Compendium of Scientific, Medical ... Findings Demonstrating Risks ... of Fracking

The latest edition of this compendium of health research, from health professionals in New York State.