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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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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Washington County Continues to Expand Broadband Service

By Paul Fedore | November 11, 2022

Washington County is continuing to expand internet service in hopes that, ultimately, the entire county can access it. The latest phase of the Broadband Initiative plan will earmark $50 million […]

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Donate Today to the New Freeport Water Drive

By Tonya Yoders | November 10, 2022

New Freeport, a community in Greene County, has been without safe, clean drinking water for 10 months. In June, a shale gas well owned by EQT had a frack out, […]

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Brief Update on Funding to Plug Orphaned and Abandoned Oil and Gas Wells

By Nina Victoria | November 4, 2022

Pennsylvania has at least 200,000 orphaned and abandoned oil and gas wells, which each leak up to 419 pounds of methane annually. Their operators left these wells unplugged after extraction, […]

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Halloween Family Movie Night was Fun!

By Allison Evans | November 1, 2022

The Center for Coalfield Justice hosted a Halloween Family Movie Night on October 8th at Firefly Gardens in downtown Washington. Local teens from the Teen Center joined us, as did […]

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A report back from our first Harvest Festival

By Allison Evans | October 26, 2022

We celebrated Fall and the beauty of Washington County on October 16th for our first annual Harvest Festival; it was a lovely Fall day spent with friends. We enjoyed a […]

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