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PA REPORT FINDS STATE REGULATORS ARE FAILING TO HOLD OIL AND GAS ACCOUNTABLE

By Lisa DePaoli / January 18, 2023
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          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 18, 2023 Contact: Lisa DePaoli, lisa@centerforcoalfieldjustice.org, 724-229-3550, ext. 5 PA REPORT FINDS STATE REGULATORS ARE FAILING TO HOLD OIL AND GAS ACCOUNTABLE — The Department of Environmental Protection needs the staffing and resources to protect communities across the Commonwealth Washington, PA. – Pennsylvania’s first-ever assessment of the […]

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Gov. Wolf’s Proposed Backroom Tax Breaks for Oil and Gas Would Cost Taxpayers Billions

By Lisa DePaoli / October 26, 2022
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 26, 2022 Contact: Virginia Alvino Young, virginia@sequalconsulting.com GOV. WOLF’S PROPOSED BACKROOM TAX BREAKS FOR OIL AND GAS WOULD COST TAXPAYERS BILLIONS  —– The record-breaking subsidies for an infeasible hydrogen hub won’t create jobs or wealth for the communities most harmed by fracking.   HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania —— Pennsylvania state leaders are working […]

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Pitt School of Public Health, PA Dept of Health abruptly pull out of public meeting they helped convene

By Lisa DePaoli / September 29, 2022
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact: Virginia Alvino Young, virginia@sequalconsulting.com, 714-267-1623   Pitt School of Public Health, PA Dept of Health abruptly pull out of public meeting they helped convene   — At the last minute, the institutions backed out of a public meeting about their own studies on the link between natural gas development and childhood cancer […]

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The Inflation Reduction Act Includes Some Wins, But Ensures Frontline Communities Will Continue to Face Environmental Injustices

By Lisa DePaoli / August 16, 2022
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“This is a crisis. We cannot afford any fossil fuel expansion,” said Veronica Coptis, Executive Director of the Center for Coalfield Justice. “Unfortunately, this law is the product of a backroom deal that could weaken environmental protection laws through permitting reform. Doubling down on natural gas drilling is a recipe for disaster, and the IRA sells out our allies in the Gulf South to more offshore drilling that exacerbates damage to the climate and the extreme weather events like flooding and hurricanes that impact us all.” 

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The Center for Coalfield Justice Condemns Senator Yaw’s Proposal to Penalize Protection of Public Land

By Lisa DePaoli / August 4, 2022
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact: Lisa DePaoli, lisa@centerforcoalfieldjustice.org, 724-229-3550, ext. 5   WASHINGTON, PA — On July 19, 2022, after a years-long fight, the Allegheny County Council overrode a veto by County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and banned fracking within and under county parks. Later that evening, Pennsylvania State Senator Gene Yaw issued a legislative memo in response […]

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EQT Must Inform and Provide Residents with Alternative Water While Pollution Incident is Investigated

By Lisa DePaoli / July 18, 2022
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Greene County, PA — Time and time again, EQT shows that they don’t care about the communities they operate in. Because of the company’s pollution incident, an entire community’s water supply is at risk of being unusable due to exposure to harmful chemicals. EQT has done nothing to directly inform impacted residents of their risk, nor have they helped local families access clean, safe water. The company has not provided a sufficient alternative source of water since the frac-out that occurred on June 19th. 

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