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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 Commissioners: Practice Transparency when Spending Opioid Settlement Funds

By Paul Fedore | August 10, 2023

There is a lot of money coming into local governments from the recent opioid settlements, and county commissioners are the ones in charge of spending it. There is nothing saying […]

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Reflections on the Small Town Summit: A Gathering of Rural Organizers From Across the Country

By Tonya Yoders | July 26, 2023

  Jodi Borello’s reflections:  I had the opportunity to attend the Small Town Summit in beautiful Missoula, Montana. The town itself is beautiful and the sky is spectacular, just as […]

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July 2023 Newsletter

By Alex Downing | July 26, 2023

In case you missed it Reflections on the Small Town Summit, A Gathering of Rural Organizers From Across the Country. Earlier this summer, our organizers Tonya Yoders and Jodi Borello […]

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June 2023 Newsletter

By Alex Downing | July 9, 2023

Read our monthly e-newsletter, which will update you on our work, current action items, and upcoming events. DRYerson Festival 2023 CCJ held our 17th Annual DRYerson Festival last Saturday, June 24th, at […]

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Thanks to Everyone Who Made Our First MAD FACTS Meeting a Success!

By Jodi Borello | June 29, 2023

Thank you to all of our community members who attended our first MAD FACTS – Moms and Dads: Family Awareness Cancer Threat Spike meeting at North Strabane Park on June […]

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New Proposals Approved for Washington County Broadband initiative

By Paul Fedore | June 28, 2023

Washington County officials are continuing their plan to increase broadband access in our communities. On Thursday, May 18th, the County Commissioners awarded funding to two more broadband projects. One of […]

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What is Environmental Justice, Anyway?

By Nina Victoria | June 27, 2023

The term environmental justice gets thrown around a lot. President Biden talks about it, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has environmental justice policies, CCJ works on environmental justice issues, […]

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Community Demands Accountability from EQT on Anniversary of Greene County Fracking Incident

By Lisa DePaoli | June 20, 2023

Residents and supporters rally, call for action to support the community concerned about contaminated water wells Canonsburg, PA – Time and time again, EQT shows that they don’t care about […]

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Black History in the Coalfields

By Josie Tarquinio | June 14, 2023

“Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history” – Carter G. Woodson The African American […]

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North Carolina Supreme Court Opens up a Path for a Potential Threat to Democracy

By Paul Fedore | June 12, 2023

On June 30th of last year, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that could affect congressional redistricting nationwide. This case seeks to answer an important question: […]

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May 2023 Newsletter

By Alex Downing | June 8, 2023

May 2023 Coalfield Review Read our monthly e-newsletter, which will update you on our work, current action items, and upcoming events. Kids Fishing Day 2023 Our third annual Free Kids Fishing […]

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