Archive: Environmental Justice

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Black Lung and Silica Rule Updates

By Nick Hood / August 28, 2023
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Living in coal country, most of us know someone who has – or, more unfortunately, had – black lung, silicosis, and other respiratory diseases associated with coal mining.   Sure, on paper the companies may show compliance with state regulations, but the fact is, more and more miners receive diagnoses of irreversible and progressive lung […]

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Community Demands Accountability from EQT on Anniversary of Greene County Fracking Incident

By Lisa DePaoli / June 20, 2023
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Residents and supporters rally, call for action to support the community concerned about contaminated water wells Canonsburg, PA – Time and time again, EQT shows that they don’t care about the communities they operate in. Since the corporation’s pollution incident last year, an entire community’s water supply has been at risk of being unusable due […]

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RGGI Funds Should Be Used to Help Transition Homer City Power Plant Workers

By Nina Victoria / April 26, 2023
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In July 2022, Pennsylvania officially became a participant in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). RGGI is a cap-and-trade market for carbon dioxide emissions. It requires the operators of fossil fuel power plants (including coal) to purchase one credit for every ton of carbon dioxide they emit into the atmosphere. Every year, the amount of […]

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The New Freeport Fracking Incident Timeline and Updates

By Tonya Yoders / April 21, 2023
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It has been almost a year since an EQT shale gas well interacted, or “communicated”, with a shallow abandoned well in New Freeport, PA. This resulted in fracking fluid spilling out and potentially getting into the water supply of residents in the area. This occurred on June 19, 2022, and it did not take long […]

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Senator Muth Introduced Several Bills in the Pennsylvania Senate to Protect the People from the Oil and Gas Industry and Its Waste

By Nina Victoria / February 9, 2023
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Since her election in 2018, Senator Katie Muth has stood up to protect all Pennsylvanians’ constitutional right to clean water, air, and land by holding corporate polluters accountable. She has even made this commitment a primary pillar of her mission as a Senator. She introduced several bills at the end of January that would further […]

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Former Cabot Oil and Gas will pay for new public water system in Dimock

By Sarah Winner / December 7, 2022
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It started with a drinking water well explosion on New Year’s Day 2009. Dimock, a small community in Susquehanna County, gained national attention when the 2010 documentary “Gasland” showed residents lighting their tap water on fire.  Since unconventional gas drilling, known as fracking, took off in the late 2000s in Pennsylvania and neighboring states, the […]

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