VIDEO: Creating a Healthy Home with Shale Gas Development Nearby

On-Demand Webinar: Creating A Healthy Home And Community With Shale Gas Development In Your Neighborhood

By David E. Hess | PA Environment Digest Blog | November 1, 2022

Center for Coalfield Justice, the Environmental Health Project, Physicians for Social Responsibility, FracTracker Alliance, and Mountain Watershed Association hosted a webinar on October 25 on Creating A Healthy Home And Community With Shale Gas Development In Your Neighborhood.

The webinar is now available on-demand.

Viewers can learn more about what you can do to protect your family’s health with shale gas development in your neighborhood and how you can help advocate for healthy communities with thriving economies.

Presenters/Resources

The presenters and resources from the webinar included–

Mountain Watershed Association: If you live in or around the Youghiogheny Watershed and have concerns about fracking, coal, and/or public health you can contact Stacey Magda, stacey@mtwatershed.com or by calling (724) 455-4200, at Mountain Watershed Association to get involved with the wonderful work they are doing. Stacey can also support requests for soil sampling. 

The Center for Coalfield Justice: If you live in Washington or Greene Counties in Southwestern Pennsylvania and have concerns about fracking, coal, and/or public health you can contact Heaven Sensky, heaven@centerforcoalfieldjustice.org  or by calling 724-229-3550, at The Center for Coalfield Justice. You can contact us as well if you are interested in water testing. 

Protect PT: If you live in or around Penn Trafford in Allegheny and/or Westmoreland Counties, you can reach out to Protect PT by emailing info@protectpt.org  or calling 724-392-7023. You can also access their reporting resource here.

FracTracker Alliance: Erica Jackson presented from FracTracker Alliance. Erica can be reached at jackson@fractracker.org  or via (412) 229-7514. You can access the FracTracker map of development near you on their website.

Environmental Health Project: Makenzie White presented from The Environmental Health Project, and she can be reached via mwhite@environmentalhealthproject.org  or by calling 724-260-5504.

For more information on programs, initiatives, upcoming events and how you can get involved, visit the participating organizations’ websites: Center for Coalfield Justice, the Environmental Health Project, Physicians for Social Responsibility, FracTracker Alliance, and Mountain Watershed Association.

(Photos: Natural gas infrastructure across Pennsylvania, courtesy of Bob Donnan.)

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[Posted: October 31, 2022]  PA Environment Digest | Source

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