Nick Hood


Nick Hood is CCJ's Senior Organizer. Nick and his family have lived, worked, and recreated in Washington County for their entire lives. He attended the University of Pittsburgh and earned his degree in Environmental Studies. Nick is passionate about the environment and his community, and hopes to see an increase in environmental protection to help ensure the health and well-being of his family, including his 4 nephews and 1 niece. As a part of his goals, he aims to educate and provide the community with the necessary knowledge and tools to combat pollution and corruption perpetuated by the large energy companies. When he is not working, he likes to play music, watch baseball and spend time with his family and friends.

He can be reached at nick@centerforcoalfieldjustice.org

Posts by Nick Hood

Bailey Mine Expansion Recap and CRDA No.7 Reminder

By Nick Hood | July 10, 2019

Coal slurry and waste currently filling a Greene County valley The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection held an informal public conference last Tuesday July 2 concerning the Consol Bailey Mine longwall expansion. In Richhill and Aleppo Townships, 2,510 acres will be longwall mined. According to the operator, there are no proposed stream impacts that will require […]

Public Hearing for Coal Refuse Disposal Area No. 7 Water Permit

By Nick Hood | June 27, 2019

Join the Center for Coalfield Justice at the Public Hearing for the pending Coal Refuse Disposal Area (CRDA) No. 7 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) water permit.  It will take place Wednesday, July 17, 2019 from 1-3 P.M. at the Morris Township Community Center located at 1713 Browns Creek Road, Graysville, PA 15337.   Come […]

Bailey Mine Expansion Public Conference

By Nick Hood | June 27, 2019

There is a pending revision for Bailey Mine that will add 2,510 acres of existing underground permit area and underground subsidence control plan area from development mining to longwall mining.  We encourage you to attend the July 2, 2019 informal public conference held by the PA Department of Environmental Protection from 1-3 P.M. at Ryerson […]

CCJ and allies plan trip to D.C. to lobby for black lung benefits for coal miners

By Nick Hood | June 26, 2019

The Center for Coalfield Justice along with the Alliance for Appalachia is planning a trip to Washington D.C. to talk with lawmakers about black lung benefits for coal miners.  We demand that these important benefits be secured. Here is a more in-depth look at the issues surrounding the Black Lung Trust Fund. The trip will […]

Request DEP Hold Public Meeting for Proposed Coal Refuse Disposal Area (Valley Fill)

By Nick Hood | May 10, 2019

This video shows one of these valleys fills side by side with footage before construction and after.

Update on Stream Monitoring within Ryerson

By Nick Hood | March 10, 2019

The Center for Coalfield Justice continues to monitor streams within Ryerson Station State Park that were undermined by Consol’s Bailey Lower East Expansion.   CCJ conducted visual monitoring in Polen Run during and after undermining. During those visual inspections, we noticed physical changes to the stream bed and banks. Due to back-to-back record-setting rainfall amounts […]

I-70 Delays Upset Local Residents

By Nick Hood | January 23, 2019

Mining operations under I-70 near the West Virginia and Pennsylvania border have begun and will cause delays for commuters.  These specific lane closures will last until at least the end of May, and this is just the first leg of many in the marathon of destroying and rebuilding the highway.  PennDOT executives estimate that the […]

Explosion at MarkWest Processing Facility in Washington County Left Four Injured

By Nick Hood | December 15, 2018

The explosion and fire occurred at the MarkWest gas processing plant in Houston, PA, on Thursday, December 14. All of the injured workers suffered burns; one of them is in critical condition. They were flown by medical helicopter to two Pittsburgh hospitals. A MarkWest official said in a statement that the explosion occurred “near two […]

Residents in Footprint of Tunnel Ridge Learn Proactive Steps to Protect Homes and Water Supplies

By Nick Hood | November 15, 2018

The Center for Coalfield Justice along with friends from the Buffalo Creek Watershed Association held an “Undermining for Residents Workshop” at the Donegal Township Municipal Building in the evening on Wednesday 14, 2018 and nearly forty (40) people attend. Community members were engaged, asked questions and talked amongst themselves in hopes to better understand what […]

Organizers Build Relationship and Trust at Grassroots Organizing Summit

By Nick Hood | October 16, 2018

CCJ recently hosted the Grassroots Organizing Summit with Mountain Watershed Association in Mount Pleasant, PA. Community organizers, frontline community members from the tri-state region attended along with allies in the gulf coast and native communities resisting fossil fuels for many years. The weekend was spent learning and growing alongside other Grassroots Organizers from around the […]

Shopping Cart