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Our Work

All of our work is informed and directed by people who live in Washington and Greene Counties. We work with people around the issues that are impacting them, which typically fall into four pillars: Coal, Oil/Gas & Petrochemical, Economic Justice, and Democracy. Through our work in these categories, our focus is to invest in the leadership of those who are most impacted and to help create communities of people that possess the skills and analysis to advocate for their basic rights to a healthy environment and thriving economy.

Directly below, you can access more information on the different facets of our work, and our blogs appear beneath, beginning with the most recent.

Updates on our Work

Cecil Action

Tell Cecil Township to increase protections for residents living near fracking!

By CCJ | April 11, 2024

In March, you may have seen our update regarding ongoing concerns residents of Cecil Township have had as Operations via Range Resources have plagued their families with the detrimental nuisance […]

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March 2024 Newsletter

By Alex Downing | April 1, 2024

Read our monthly e-newsletter, which will update you on our work, current action items, and upcoming events. Our Work in the Past Month Our 4th Annual Seed Swap Was Bigger […]

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Three PA Senators to Co-Sponsor Legislation Encouraging Solar for PA Schools

By Lisa DePaoli | March 28, 2024

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMedia Contact: Lisa DePaoli, lisa@centerforcoalfieldjustice.org, 412-229-7116  Three PA Senators to Co-Sponsor Legislation Encouraging Solar for PA Schools Washington, PA – Pennsylvania Senators Bartolotta, Comitta, and Hughes plan to […]

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On the Move: Senate Bills 832 and 1058

By Nina Victoria | March 27, 2024

The Senate has several bills on the verge of passing and heading to the House. A few could affect the future of energy development and a just transition for fossil […]

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What is the Whole Home Repairs Program?

By Jason Capello | March 22, 2024

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 […]

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Tell Your PA Legislators to VOTE NO on Senator Yaw’s Carbon Dioxide Injection and Storage Bill!

By Nina Victoria | March 20, 2024

A dangerous bill introduced by Senator Yaw is making its way through the Pennsylvania State Legislature after Governor Shapiro said carbon capture and storage was part of his Energy Plan. […]

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Cecil Township to Amend Oil and Gas Ordinance on April 3rd

By Heaven Sensky | March 18, 2024

On Monday March 4th, CCJ Organizer Jodi Borello and Organizing Director Heaven Sensky attended a Cecil Township Supervisors Meeting alongside Janice Blanock, a CCJ member and co-organizer of the group […]

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Sen. Fetterman Proposes Groundbreaking Whole Home Repairs Program at the National Level

By Lisa DePaoli | March 7, 2024

Washington, PA – Most Americans want the same thing: a safe, secure place to call home. But for too long, elected officials failed to prioritize decent living standards – that is, until 2022, when thanks to the tireless organizing of grassroots organizations and coalitions across Pennsylvania, the state added Whole-Home Repairs to the budget. Whole-Home Repairs became the first program in the nation to establish a one-stop shop for home repairs and weatherization while creating family-sustaining jobs in impacted communities.  

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What are Legislative Committees and How Do They Affect You?

By Jason Capello | March 6, 2024

Legislative committees are an integral part of the democratic process in the United States. They are groups of legislators assigned to study, debate, and amend proposed bills before they are […]

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February 2024 Newsletter

By Alex Downing | March 1, 2024

Read our monthly e-newsletter, which will update you on our work, current action items, and upcoming events. News and Announcements Read more of our blogs here! Take Action Tell your […]

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Tell your Legislator to Support Guaranteed Funding for Whole Home Repairs!

By Jason Capello | February 22, 2024

Pa. Gov. Josh Shapiro proposed $50 million in state funding for the “Whole-Home Repairs” program in his 2024 budget proposal. Last year he did the same, only for funding to […]

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Governor Shapiro’s Ten Year Plan Fails to Envision a Just, Sustainable Economy

By Alex Downing | February 15, 2024

On January 30th, Governor Shapiro released his administration’s Ten Year Strategic Plan for Economic Development in Pennsylvania.  Governor Shapiro could have used this moment to champion a vision for Pennsylvania that invests in sustainable industries that protect the health and financial stability of residents across the Commonwealth. Instead, his plan maintains the status quo by propping up extractive industries for another decade.

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