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

December 2022 Newsletter

By Alex Downing | January 19, 2023

December 2022 Coalfield Review Read our monthly e-newsletter, which will update you on our work, current action items, and upcoming events. Our Work in the Past Month Read more of […]

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The DEP Reports That Conventional Oil and Gas Has a Culture of Noncompliance…Likely Not Going to Change Soon

By Ethan Story | January 18, 2023

At the direction of Gov. Tom Wolf, the Department of Environmental Protection (“Department”) conducted and released a report that reviewed the Department’s oversight of the Commonwealth’s conventional oil and gas […]

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By Lisa DePaoli | January 18, 2023

          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 […]

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Tell Your PA Representative to Vote Against Harmful Constitutional Amendments!

By Nina Victoria | January 11, 2023

The Pennsylvania General Assembly passed several potential constitutional amendments in the last legislative session, including voter identification and election auditing requirements and a regulatory process change. Together, these amendments bring […]

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Help Rural Communities Receive the Broadband Expansion Funding They Need in 5 Minutes or Less

By Alex Downing | December 14, 2022

Internet access is essential. Especially after the rise of online options for work and school over the last few years, access to stable and affordable internet service is a crucial […]

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CCJ Welcomes our New Community Organizer and Communications Associate

By Lisa DePaoli | December 9, 2022

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 […]

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Former Cabot Oil and Gas will pay for new public water system in Dimock

By Sarah Winner | December 7, 2022

Photo by Jacqueline Larma / AP Photo It started with a drinking water well explosion on New Year’s Day 2009. Dimock, a small community in Susquehanna County, gained national attention […]

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2022 Year in Review

By Veronica Coptis | December 6, 2022

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 […]

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Thanks To Generous Support From Our Community, Residents In New Freeport Have Clean Water For The Holidays

By Tonya Yoders | December 5, 2022

On Saturday, November 20, 2022, several members of CCJ staff helped to distribute water to residents of New Freeport who have been without safe, clean drinking water since June. This […]

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No Matter Who is Elected to Office, Our Work Continues

By Veronica Coptis | November 18, 2022

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 […]

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Add Your Voice to Make Sure Senator Manchin’s Gifts to the Fossil Fuel Industry Don’t Get Delivered This Holiday Season!

By Nina Victoria | November 17, 2022

  Late this summer, we asked our members to join us in Washington, D.C, to rally against a dirty side deal made between Democratic leadership and West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin. The […]

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Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub in Western Pennsylvania Will Keep the State Dependent on Fossil Fuels for Decades

By Nina Victoria | November 11, 2022

Pennsylvania state legislators, Governor Wolf, and the fossil fuel industry and their allies worked behind the scenes for months on two pieces of legislation to ensure Pennsylvania will be home […]

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