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Updates on the Bailey Omnis Prep Plant

By CCJ / May 20, 2024
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Early this morning, a large fire was reported above ground at the Bailey Prep Plant in West Finley, PA. So far, we know that first responders are on the scene, residents are being evacuated, and the building contains “an unknown amount of diesel fuel” and other chemicals for a “frother.” Right now, the biggest known […]

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Just Transition and the Green Manufacturing Boom

By Jason Capello / May 14, 2024
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In the ever-evolving landscape of global energy, the transition towards renewable resources is murky and unclear. Yet, amidst this transformation, it’s imperative to ensure that no one is left behind. This concept is encapsulated in the notion of a “just transition,” which not only emphasizes environmental sustainability but also prioritizes social equity and economic justice. […]

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How Have Washington and Greene Counties Spent Opioid Settlement Funds so Far?

By Paul Fedore / May 13, 2024
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CCJ has been working closely with community members, service providers, and other local advocates to encourage the county to spend opioid settlement funds in a way that increases and expands the amount of harm reduction and recovery resources and services we have in our area.  Annually on March 15th,  counties must submit their reports for […]

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Opioid Settlement Funds Update

By Paul Fedore / April 19, 2024
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Image: High Cost of Medicine (dollar), by Markus Mainka, Canva With many lawsuits already settled and others held up due to bankruptcy cases, money from the nationwide opioid settlements has been flowing to states and localities, including Washington and Greene Counties. Here are some of the latest updates:  Drugmaker Mallinckrodt filed for a second bankruptcy that […]

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Our Seed Swap is Growing “like a Zucchini Plant in the Summer”

By Allison Evans / April 16, 2024
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As Karen Mansfield of the Observer Reporter remarked in her March 26th article, “The Center for Coalfield Justice Seed Swap is growing like a zucchini plant in the summer.” We got a chuckle out of that because it was a brilliant analogy and oh so true! Our 4th Annual Seed Swap broke attendance records this […]

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What is the Whole Home Repairs Program?

By Jason Capello / March 22, 2024
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You may have heard a lot about the Whole-Home Repairs program lately – Governor Shapiro mentioned it twice in his budget proposal for the year, CCJ sent out action alert emails to show support for properly funding the program, and Senator Fetterman recently introduced a bill to pilot a federal version of the program. But […]

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