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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

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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

Main Street, Canonsburg. Photo by Allison Evans On January 30th, Governor Shapiro released his administration’s Ten Year Strategic Plan for Economic Development in Pennsylvania.  Governor Shapiro could have used this […]

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The Ram Mine Has Been Denied

By Ethan Story | February 14, 2024

Mingo Creek taken by Allison Evans The PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) accepted an application for a new underground mine – the Ram No. 1 Mine – on February […]

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Ramaco Withdraws Appeal, Ram No. 1 Mine will NOT Be Developed in Washington County!

By Lisa DePaoli | February 8, 2024

        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 7, 2024 Media Contact: Lisa DePaoli, lisa@centerforcoalfieldjustice.org, 724-229-3550, ext. 3   Ramaco Withdraws Appeal, Ram No. 1 Mine will NOT Be Developed in […]

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January 2024 Newsletter

By Alex Downing | January 31, 2024

Read our monthly e-newsletter, which will update you on our work, current action items, and upcoming events. Learn About Pore Space and Carbon Capture Before You Sell Your Rights! Tenaska […]

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PA Budget Deal Leaves Out Whole-Home Repairs: State Officials Playing Politics with People’s Homes

By Lisa DePaoli | December 18, 2023

Washington and Greene Counties need more funding for the program, not less. So far, Washington County has granted awards for workforce development in the construction industry, which should help to address long-standing labor shortages. Greene County has prioritized veterans and disabled resident repairs, with a portion utilized for workforce development.

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2023 Year End Review

By CCJ | December 7, 2023

This holiday season, extend your generosity and support for environmental justice in Washington and Greene Counties! Click here to Donate Today! Author CCJ View all posts

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November 2023 Newsletter

By Alex Downing | November 29, 2023

Read our monthly e-newsletter, which will update you on our work, current action items, and upcoming events. CCJ & MAD-FACTS VISIT HARRISBURG TO CALL FOR MORE HEALTH PROTECTIONS FROM FRACKING […]

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CCJ Applauds Gov Shapiro’s Decision to Appeal Court’s Block of RGGI

By Lisa DePaoli | November 22, 2023

Ethan Story, Advocacy Director for the Center for Coalfield Justice, stated “We are excited that the Governor has made this decision. Pennsylvania communities need this for many reasons. Although RGGI is not the perfect answer for our state, it is a step in the right direction toward a just transition. RGGI is something that most residents want and deserve. It also would bring incredible environmental benefits. It is unclear how the state would use the funds to bring frontline and coal communities the help they need and deserve. CCJ will continue to advocate for these funds to be invested into these communities.” 

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Press Release: Gov Shapiro’s Announcement of CNX Partnership is a Slap in the Face to Communities Suffering from Years of Drilling

By Lisa DePaoli | November 2, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa DePaoli, lisa@centerforcoalfieldjustice.org, 724-229-3550, ext. 3 GOV SHAPIRO’S ANNOUNCEMENT OF CNX PARTNERSHIP IS A SLAP IN THE FACE TO COMMUNITIES SUFFERING FROM YEARS OF DRILLING Air […]

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October 2023 Newsletter

By Alex Downing | October 31, 2023

Read our monthly e-newsletter, which will update you on our work, current action items, and upcoming events. OUR 9TH ANNUAL FALL FUNDRAISER BROUGHT COMMUNITY TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE CCJ! Saturday, October […]

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