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.
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.
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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or via (412) 229-7514. You can access the FracTracker map of development near you on their website.
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.)
— Environmental Health News: A Guide To Environmental Health In Southwestern PA
— Environmental Health Project: PA’s Natural Gas Boom – What Went Wrong? Why Does It Matter? What Can We Do Better To Protect Public Health? [PaEN]
— DEP: Potential For Environmental Impacts From Spills Or Leaks Of Radioactive Oil & Gas Waste Materials Is Real; Health Dept. Not Aware Of All Chemicals In Oil & Gas Wastewater Making Risk Assessment Difficult [PaEN]
— Environmental Health Project – Part 1: Personal Narrative Of Environmental, Health Impacts From Oil & Gas Drilling On Siri Lawson, Warren County [PaEN]
— Environmental Health Project – Part II: Personal Narrative Of Environmental, Health Impacts From Oil & Gas Drilling On Siri Lawson, Warren County [PaEN]
— University Of Pittsburgh School Of Public Health Recruiting Families In Southwest PA For Study Of Childhood Cancer, One Of 3 Studies Of Potential Health Impacts Linked To Shale Natural Gas Development [PaEN]