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

Community Power Stopped the Dirty Deal!

By Nina Victoria | September 28, 2022

For the past month, the Center for Coalfield Justice (“CCJ”) and other environmental justice organizations have been fighting against a deal made between Senator Joe Manchin and the Democratic Leadership. […]

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IPCs Held for Three Coal Mine Expansions

By Nick Hood | September 26, 2022

Three virtual Informal Public Conferences (IPCs) were held by the PA Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) in the past month for Consol Mining’s latest three expansions. The Bailey, Enlow, […]

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Brief update on the status of RGGI in Pennsylvania

By Nina Victoria | September 20, 2022

As of July 1, 2022, Pennsylvania became the 12th state to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a cap-and-trade program that requires coal-fired power plants to buy an allowance […]

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CCJ Rallied with Hundreds of Activists Against the Backroom Permitting Reform Deal. Add your Voice to the Opposition!

By Alex Downing | September 16, 2022

Click Here to Tell Congress “NO” to the Dirty Deal (this action has passed) On Thursday, September 8th, the Center for Coalfield Justice (“CCJ”) joined over 600 environmental and climate […]

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Voter Registration Access is Expanded, Thanks to Governor Wolf’s Executive Order

By Paul Fedore | September 16, 2022

On September 7th, Governor Wolf signed Executive Order 2022-03. This order designates September as Voter Registration Month, and is also an expansion of voter registration opportunities. The order designates seven […]

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So Long, But Not Goodbye

By Kristen Locy | September 15, 2022

For those of you who were lucky enough to attend our wonderful “Party in the Park” fundraiser, you will already know this news. I am stepping down from my position […]

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False Climate Solution: Sensationalist Slogans

By Sarah Winner | September 8, 2022

Climate change is a complex problem that requires complex and thoughtful solutions. Finding these solutions is contingent upon accurately framing the problem.  

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Legislative Consideration in PA: What Happens in Each Phase?

By Nina Victoria | September 7, 2022

Pennsylvania’s Constitution requires that every bill be considered three different times in the House of Representatives and the Senate. PA. CONST. art. III, § 4. Every time that a bill […]

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How to Better Your Community with Mutual Aid

By Saint McClendon | August 31, 2022

The term mutual aid has popped up more within the last two years, yet it has been around for quite some time. Since the start of the pandemic, thousands of mutual aid projects have created a space where people in communities can access necessities including food, clothes, personal protective equipment, shelter, and other needs.

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recap of details of the Fall Fundraiser

Thanks for Making Our Party in the Park Fundraiser a Success!

By Alex Downing | August 30, 2022

On Saturday, August 20th, CCJ hosted our annual Party in the Park Fundraiser in the Stone Pavilion at Washington Park. The event raises funds to support CCJ’s mission of educating, […]

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Stop the dirty deal. Join us in Washington DC on September 8.

Join Us in Washington, D.C., on September 8, 2022, to Stop the Dirty Deal!

By Nina Victoria | August 29, 2022

To get Senator Manchin’s vote on the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), Democratic leadership had to make a deal. There is an alleged agreement that for Manchin’s vote on the IRA, […]

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