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Archive: Environmental Justice

Local Elected Officials Object To Hearing Your Voice

By Nina Victoria / June 13, 2022
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Photo by Katherine McAdoo on Unsplash Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection (“DEP”) is taking steps toward meaningfully engaging residents of communities that are disproportionately affected by industrial development through a new Environmental Justice Policy. While CCJ sees this policy as a step in the right direction, some of our local legislators feel that these steps […]

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I-70 Accidents and “Construction” over Tunnel Ridge

By Tonya Yoders / June 10, 2022
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This is the 21st installment in our What’s on your mind? blog series and was written by CCJ Community Organizer Tonya Yoders. Almost every day, I have to drive the stretch of I-70 interstate between Washington, PA and Wheeling, WV. More often than not, there are significant delays just trying to get to my destination. […]

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We Need Your Help to Strengthen Protections for EJ Communities

By Tonya Yoders / April 12, 2022
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This blog shows a past action about submitting comments for the draft policy of the Office of Environmental Justice.

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Today is World Water Day, and coalfield residents need your help!

By Kristen Locy / March 21, 2022
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DONATE NOW Imagine waking up and starting to make your morning coffee only to find that your water has stopped flowing. Many of those who live in coal country, unfortunately, have experienced or at least know a neighbor whom this has happened to. The likely cause of the water loss is longwall coal mining. In […]

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Hundreds of Homes to be Undermined in Upcoming Mine Expansions: Donate Now to Support Coalfield Communities!

By Veronica Coptis / March 15, 2022
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The effects of coal mining on communities and the environment is what originally led to the  formation of a coalition of grassroots groups and individuals called the “Tri-State Citizens Mining Network” in 1994 – the organization that is now CCJ. The people involved recognized the need to work together to build a strong voice in […]

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Union Township Residents Delay Vote on Sarah Well Pad to Demand More Public Health Protections

By Heaven Sensky / March 11, 2022
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On March 9th, Union Township residents organized together to pressure their Board of Supervisors to delay a vote to approve the conditions for the Sarah Well Pad. They won an extension. Community members made it clear that they needed the Board of Supervisors to postpone their planned vote to approve EQT’s application for the Sarah […]

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