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Archive: Organizational

CCJ Welcomes our New Community Organizer and Communications Associate

By Lisa DePaoli / December 9, 2022
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We are happy to report that we have expanded our team in order to better serve our communities. Jodi Borello is our new community organizer for Washington County. Jodi and her family have been negatively impacted by the fossil fuel industry through multiple environmental crimes: Jodi has testified in front of two grand juries that […]

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2022 Year in Review

By Veronica Coptis / December 6, 2022
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For the first time since 2020, we were able to engage more directly with our community – and our engagement with residents in Washington and Greene Counties has more than doubled. It is not surprising to see more people getting involved as in this past year we have seen over 10,000 acres of new coal […]

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No Matter Who is Elected to Office, Our Work Continues

By Veronica Coptis / November 18, 2022
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One thing is clear after this past election: Your votes do matter. However, the fight to protect our communities and health from pollution never stops at the polls. CCJ will be here with you, continuing to support our communities and advocating for true economic solutions while protecting our health, environment, and local economy. With Josh […]

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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 over four months. In June, a shale gas well in the area 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 […]

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Halloween Family Movie Night was Fun!

By Allison Evans / November 1, 2022
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The Center for Coalfield Justice hosted a Halloween Family Movie Night on October 8th at Firefly Gardens in downtown Washington. Local teens from the Teen Center joined us, as did younger children and grandchildren of our members. Our evening started with a costume contest which had three categories: Scariest, Most Creative, and Best Overall. Everyone […]

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A report back from our first Harvest Festival

By Allison Evans / October 26, 2022
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We celebrated Fall and the beauty of Washington County on October 16th for our first annual Harvest Festival; it was a lovely Fall day spent with friends. We enjoyed a variety of warm homemade soups, homestyle dishes, and cozy drinks, and topped it off with fireside s’mores. There were plenty of things to do: We […]

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