Sarah Martik

Sarah joined the CCJ team as a Community Organizer in 2017 after previous work in performing arts and foreign language education, and became our Executive Director in 2023. A resident of Coal Center, PA, she is excited to work on issues related to legacy coal mining and the connection between the Appalachian petrochemical buildout and increases in fracking in southwestern PA communities like hers. She has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and Policy but often says that her undergraduate degree in Theatre from the California University of Pennsylvania has been more useful in her work than anything else (ask her why sometimes!). When she is not working, Sarah loves spending time with her fiancé, niece, and nephews, and going on walks with her "fur kid" Lucy.

Contact Sarah at smartik@centerforcoalfieldjustice.org.

Blog Posts by Sarah Martik

Anti-Falcon Support at DEP Hearings

By Sarah Martik | April 11, 2018

Nearly 500 concerned residents of Beaver, Washington, and Allegheny Counties gathered on April 3, 4, and 5 in their respective counties to raise their concerns over the Falcon Pipeline. CCJ attended the hearings in Beaver and Washington Counties to represent our members and supporters. Specific to Washington County, CCJ is concerned that the pipeline will […]

CCJ joins regional response to petrochemical buildout

By Sarah Martik | February 6, 2018

Environmentalists want more action from Tom Wolf. More talk would be nice, too.

By Sarah Martik | January 30, 2018

A Hazy Future: Pennsylvania’s Energy Landscape in 2045

By Sarah Martik | January 29, 2018

Settlement: No Longwall Mining Beneath State Park Stream in Greene County

By Sarah Martik | January 23, 2018

How should communities cope with the end of coal?

By Sarah Martik | December 18, 2017
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