Heaven Sensky

Heaven Lee Sensky (she/her) is the Organizing Director with the Center for Coalfield Justice. She primarily serves Washington and Greene Counties on issues of Oil and Gas development and provides support for our organizing team. Heaven has been with CCJ for 4 years, working on a variety of campaigns serving impacted community members including advocacy around the prevalence of rare childhood cancers, the impacts of waste generated and disposed of by the oil and gas industry, and advocating for harm reduction in relation to the opioid epidemic. CCJ is organizing frontline residents through grassroots efforts to advocate for healthy communities with thriving economies.

Heaven was born and raised on a small farm in Washington County where her family has resided for 5 generations. She is a first-generation college student and a graduate of American University (Washington, D.C.) with a bachelor’s degree in Communications, Law Studies, Economics, and Government. Before joining team CCJ, Heaven interned in the United States Senate and for the office of Barack and Michelle Obama. She lives with her husband Casey and her dog Olive on her family farm.

Contact Heaven at heaven@centerforcoalfieldjustice.org.

Blog Posts by Heaven Sensky

What to Ask Your Local Officials When a Well Pad is Too Close For Comfort

By Heaven Sensky | August 2, 2019

The Augustine well pad in Cecil Township has raised a lot of questions for local residents, who recently built their homes where a well pad is permitted to operate, at a minimum required distance from their homes, by part of the same Board of Supervisors that oversaw the permitting of their neighborhood. The people living […]

CCJ is at the Jacktown Fair all this week!

By Heaven Sensky | July 18, 2019

In an effort to reach as many people as possible to discuss Economic Justice for Greene County, The Center for Coalfield Justice will be present at both fairs in the county as well as Rain Day. Fair attendees are prompted with one question from CCJ- “What is your hope for Greene County?” CCJ’s booth features […]

On the Road to Improving Our Economy

By Heaven Sensky | July 5, 2019

The workshops were a big success. Attendees forged an original conversation, with multiple points of view, in a civilized and productive manner. Discussions included hopes for the County’s future, the history of the county, the lives and experiences of attendees, and a deep dive into the declining mineral value tax revenue, made possible by of […]

A Fact Sheet on the Cecil Township ABB Property Agreement

By Heaven Sensky | June 3, 2019

“For folks living in Cecil Township, the purchase of the ABB Property in Muse has been a great concern. “

CCJ Organizer Attends Frontline Oil and Gas Summit led by Indigenous Leaders

By Heaven Sensky | May 24, 2019

The Frontline Oil and Gas Summit took place May 16th through the 18th in Ponca City, Oklahoma. The conference was held in the epicenter of oil and gas development in the battleground state of Oklahoma, only miles from ConocoPhillips 66 massive refinery, and surrounded by fracking operations as far as the eye could see. The […]

The Pennsylvania Solar Congress

By Heaven Sensky | March 6, 2019

The Pennsylvania Solar Congress took place on Sunday, February 24th 2019 in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania. CCJ staff attended the event to help support solar expansion and to learn more about the industry. The event was hosted by Solar United Neighbors at the Community Forge building, a public community space dedicated to create inclusive opportunities for community […]

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