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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Want a MAD-FACTS yard sign? Let us know by signing up! We will deliver!

By CCJ | April 23, 2024

Fracking puts our Health at Risk- and we need your help to get the word out across the community! We are so excited to announce that we have MAD-FACTS yard […]

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Opioid Settlement Funds Update

By Paul Fedore | April 19, 2024

Image: High Cost of Medicine (dollar), by Markus Mainka, Canva With many lawsuits already settled and others held up due to bankruptcy cases, money from the nationwide opioid settlements has […]

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Tell Your State Senators to Support Solar for Schools!

By CCJ | April 18, 2024

The Solar for Schools Program would save schools and taxpayers money, create local jobs, and cut emissions. It has bipartisan support and would be a win for communities across the […]

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Important Information for Voters! Washington County will not allow Ballot Curing; ACLU and PILC Poised to Sue

By Paul Fedore | April 18, 2024

As voters, our collective voice shapes the future. Voting by mail is safe, secure, and the most accessible option for many of us. However, Washington County has recently decided not […]

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Our Seed Swap is Growing “like a Zucchini Plant in the Summer”

By Allison Evans | April 16, 2024

As Karen Mansfield of the Observer Reporter remarked in her March 26th article, “The Center for Coalfield Justice Seed Swap is growing like a zucchini plant in the summer.” We […]

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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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