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CCJ Applauds Funding to Reclaim Abandoned Mine Lands and Close and Clean Up Orphaned Gas Wells and Sites

By Lisa DePaoli / February 22, 2022
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact: Lisa DePaoli, lisa@centerforcoalfieldjustice.org, 724-229-3550, ext. 5   WASHINGTON, PA — In response to the Department of the Interior announcing almost $245 million for the state of Pennsylvania for reclaiming abandoned mine lands (AML), along with a potential for $330 million for the proper closure and cleanup of orphaned gas wells and well […]

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CCJ statement on President Biden’s American Jobs Plan: It is a critical first step for equitable investment in rural communities that have been abandoned for far too long

By Veronica Coptis / March 31, 2021
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CCJ statement on President Biden’s American Jobs Plan: It is a critical first step for equitable investment in rural communities that have been abandoned for far too long “We envision a future where communities hit hard by the decline of the coal industry have vibrant, resilient, and equitable new economies with thriving local businesses and […]

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Press Release: Environmental organizations work with DEP on settlement to allow public input on shale gas wastewater permits

By Veronica Coptis / February 17, 2021
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Environmental organizations work with DEP on settlement to allow public input on shale gas wastewater permits Today, the DEP agreed to allow public comment for all 49 permits and will accept public comments for 60 days from the date of public notice, which is expected no later than March 31, 2021. The […]

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Health Advocacy Groups Say Pennsylvania Department of Health Not Actively Protecting Pennsylvanians Living Near Shale Gas Development

By Heaven Sensky / July 9, 2020
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While residents continue to fear for their health, DOH is taking a hands-off approach.  In a subsequent virtual meeting, however, on June 26, between DOH Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine and DOH staff members and two public health advocacy organizations – Physicians for Social Responsibility-Pennsylvania (PSR-PA) and the Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project (EHP) – raised […]

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Center for Coalfield Justice and Other Coal Community Leaders Release Historic Platform for National Economic Transition

By Veronica Coptis / June 29, 2020
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From Appalachia to the Navajo Nation, the people and communities hit hard by the changing coal economy are facing a profound and urgent crisis that the COVID-19 pandemic and economic decline have only made more difficult. Coal facility closures, layoffs, and cuts to vital services like health care and education are accelerating, devastating those that […]

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Communities Thank Governor Wolf for Stopping Millions in Giveaways to Fossil Fuel Companies

By Veronica Coptis / March 27, 2020
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“Rural communities all over the state are relieved to hear that Governor Wolf vetoed HB 1100, an expensive handout to some of the largest corporations in the world. It was irresponsible to promise millions of dollars of revenue from taxes when our communities’ education, healthcare, and infrastructure are crumbling,” said Veronica Coptis, Executive Director of […]

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