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

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

By Lisa DePaoli | October 26, 2022

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 […]

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Tell Our Elected Officials to Let Community In – No Backroom Deals on Hydrogen!

By Nina Victoria | October 25, 2022

Governor Wolf, Harrisburg legislators, and the fossil fuel industry are working together behind closed doors to spend billions of Pennsylvania taxpayer dollars advancing policies that would subsidize the production of […]

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Remembering and Honoring a Coal Miner’s Daughter – as an Oil-and-Gas Worker’s Daughter

By Tonya Yoders | October 25, 2022

This is the 24th installment in our What’s on your mind? blog series and was written by CCJ Community Organizer Tonya Yoders. Have something on your mind? Write about it! Please […]

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Letter from the Department of the Interior Threatens Funding to Plug Orphaned and Abandoned Gas Wells

By Nina Victoria | October 12, 2022

In July, Pennsylvania House Bill 2644 (“HB 2644”) passed in the legislature. The bill allocates the money Pennsylvania is set to receive from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (“IIJA”) […]

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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

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 […]

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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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