Nick Hood

Nick Hood is the Senior Organizer at CCJ. 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.

Contact Nick Hood at nick@centerforcoalfieldjustice.org


Blog Posts by Nick Hood

Researchers release their 5th assessment of ACT 54

By Nick Hood | January 23, 2020

The 5th Assessment of Act 54 (the law regulating underground coal mining) was recently completed by nineteen (19) researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.  This study, which addresses the effects of mine subsidence due to underground coal mining activity, focused on active mines and damage report claims from […]

Buffalo Creek Watershed Association to Hold a Fish Electroshocking Event

By Nick Hood | September 3, 2019

The Buffalo Creek Watershed Association (BCWA) will be hosting a Fish Shocking at Santiago Sportsman Club on Thursday, September 12th.  The location is 749 Lake Road, Claysville, PA, and the event will begin at 5:30 p.m.  Mr. Greg Schaetzle from the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy will be conducting the fish shocking.   This is an exciting opportunity […]

CRDA no. 7 Public Hearing Recap

By Nick Hood | August 1, 2019

A Public Hearing for the pending Coal Refuse Disposal Area (CRDA) No. 7 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) water permit was held last Wednesday, July 17 at the Morris Township Community Center in Graysville, PA.  The Observer-Reporter and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette attended the meeting (and their stories are linked here with their respective names).   […]

Bailey Mine Expansion Recap and CRDA No.7 Reminder

By Nick Hood | July 10, 2019

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 stream mitigation. Few people attended due to the 1-3 p.m. meeting […]

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

The proposed revision is in Richhill & Aleppo Townships, Greene County. Below is a picture of a map that we know is challenging to read, so please call the office to see if you are within the permit boundary:  The proposed revision also requests approval to perform minor types of stream restoration as may be […]

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