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Tell the PA Department of Health: Update the Public on Childhood Cancer Study

By Alli Greenlief / May 10, 2023
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In November 2019, Governor Tom Wolf committed to spending $3 million on a pair of studies to explore the potential health impacts of oil and gas development after families impacted by rare childhood cancers demanded that the state investigate the cause of an apparent increase in rare childhood cancers in communities experiencing shale gas development. The Pennsylvania […]

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Petition Regarding the Undermining of I-70

By Nick Hood / February 10, 2023
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The mining company Tunnel Ridge has recently applied to expand their mining operations to go under major roadways in western parts of Washington County including, but not limited to, the West Alexander and Claysville areas.  These major roadways include Interstate 70 (I-70) and the Historic National Road, PA Route 40 (Rt. 40). Section 1501 of […]

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Tell Your PA Representative to Vote Against Harmful Constitutional Amendments!

By Nina Victoria / January 11, 2023
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The Pennsylvania General Assembly passed several potential constitutional amendments in the last legislative session, including voter identification and election auditing requirements and a regulatory process change. Together, these amendments bring great harm to our democratic process. Each of these proposed amendments has to pass the General Assembly again this legislative session before they are sent […]

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Donate Today to the New Freeport Water Drive

By Tonya Yoders / November 10, 2022
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New Freeport, a community in Greene County, has been without safe, clean drinking water for 10 months. In June, a shale gas well owned by EQT had a frack out, which occurred when the chemicals pumped into the well to fracture the shale and release gas instead entered an abandoned well. Dozens of households are […]

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Close the Loophole in State Laws Governing the Disposal of Toxic Drilling Waste

By Phoenix White / August 9, 2021
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Because of a shortsighted exemption made 30 years ago, Pennsylvanians are exposed daily to potentially toxic and radioactive waste produced by the oil and gas industry. For the last three decades, these companies have taken advantage of a loophole in state laws governing the disposal of toxic drilling waste.

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Dutch Fork Lake: We Cannot Afford to Lose it Again

By Ethan Story / April 20, 2021
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Tunnel Ridge mine is moving closer and closer to Dutch Fork Lake, located in Washington County. Recently the mine has proposed a revision to add on over 5,300 acres of development mining under the feeder streams to Dutch Fork and Dutch Fork Lake itself. The purpose of development mining is to set up the panels for longwall, full-extraction mining.

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