Tag: public health

VIDEOS: Halt the Harm Summit

‘Halt the Harm’ hosted an online summit highlighting some of the people leading the anti-fracking movement in communities across the United States. Learn about pipeline fights, public health threats, support services, and much more. Tuesday, November 15th Wednesday, November 16th Thursday, November 17th VIDEO:… Continue Reading “VIDEOS: Halt the Harm Summit”

3 Major Natural Gas Articles from David Hess – PA Environment Digest Blog

Mr. Hess served as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection from 2001 to 2003, Executive Deputy at DEP from 1995 to 2001, as staff to the PA Senate Environmental Committee and various positions in the former Department of Environmental Resources, working on… Continue Reading “3 Major Natural Gas Articles from David Hess – PA Environment Digest Blog”

7 Questions to Ask Candidates about Gas Development & Public Health

Environmental Health Project Blog (Note: Images and Bob’s comments have been inserted into the original blog found here) If you’re like most people, you want to be healthy. You want pure drinking water and clean air. You want rivers, streams, and oceans that are… Continue Reading “7 Questions to Ask Candidates about Gas Development & Public Health”

Webinar: Creating a Healthy Home with Gas Development in Your Neighborhood

The Center for Coalfield Justice, the Environmental Health Project, Physicians for Social Responsibility, FracTracker, and Mountain Watershed Association will host a webinar on October 25 on ‘Creating A Healthy Home And Community With Shale Gas Development In Your Neighborhood‘ from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.… Continue Reading “Webinar: Creating a Healthy Home with Gas Development in Your Neighborhood”

Environmental Health in Southwestern Pennsylvania

Dr. Oz flip-flopped on the fracking issue in Pennsylvania. Is he now ignoring his health education and medical knowledge, just to garner votes? Kristina Marusic of Environmental Health News posted an excellent guide October 24, 2022 on the unique environmental health challenges facing Pittsburgh… Continue Reading “Environmental Health in Southwestern Pennsylvania”

EHP Addresses “Mischaracterizations” by Senator Bartolotta with PA Dept of Health Secretary

Media Advisory from the EHP Communications Manager Scott Smith: Please be aware of a 10/14/22 letter EHP sent to Acting Secretary Johnson of the PA Department of Health (DOH) regarding mischaracterizations PA Sen. Camera Bartolotta made in a 9/21/22 letter urging the DOH to… Continue Reading “EHP Addresses “Mischaracterizations” by Senator Bartolotta with PA Dept of Health Secretary”

MINOTT: Big Gas Will Throttle our Economy no More

OPINION: Joseph Otis Minott | Clean Air Council | October 6, 2022 Big gas has throttled Pennsylvania’s economy and that of the wider Ohio Valley for the last fifteen years. While gas executives like Energy Transfer’s Kelcy Warren and Chesapeake’s Aubrey McClendon managed to… Continue Reading “MINOTT: Big Gas Will Throttle our Economy no More”

Common Sense: Radon Testing and Remediation in PA Schools

West Virginia tests their schools for radon, why not Pennsylvania? Reporters Deb Erdley and Megan Tomasic wrote a story in the TRIB on Sunday October 9, 2022, Some say radon legislation in Pa. comes down to politics; others say it’s the money. That story… Continue Reading “Common Sense: Radon Testing and Remediation in PA Schools”

D’OH! …as Homer Simpson would say

Seriously though. The utter shame of it all. The Pennsylvania DOH (Department of Health) has shunned those suffering with health issues in the shale gas patch in the past, so their latest withdrawal comes as no surprise. But the PITT withdrawal was a big… Continue Reading “D’OH! …as Homer Simpson would say”

Boom and Bust: 2nd Virtual Movie Screening Tonight

Wednesday August 17, 2022 at 7:00pm EDT >> REGISTER HERE << Watch as seven residents of western PA travel to the Gulf Coast region to explore what it looks like to live alongside a cracker plant. Travel along with them as they ask the… Continue Reading “Boom and Bust: 2nd Virtual Movie Screening Tonight”

Boom and Bust: Virtual Movie Screening Tonight

Monday August 8, 2022 at 7:00pm EDT >> REGISTER HERE << Watch as seven residents of western PA travel to the Gulf Coast region to explore what it looks like to live alongside a cracker plant. Travel along with them as they ask the… Continue Reading “Boom and Bust: Virtual Movie Screening Tonight”

Fracking Public Health and Policy in Pennsylvania

Yesterday, Pennsylvania Senators Katie Muth and Jim Brewster hosted a public hearing in Monroeville, PA: “Pennsylvania’s Shale Gas Boom: How Policy Decisions Failed to Protect Public Health and What We Can Do to Correct It.” Watch the 2 hour and 44 minute hearing video… Continue Reading “Fracking Public Health and Policy in Pennsylvania”

2021 RGGI Annual Report

Pennsylvania is on track to fully participate in ‘Reggie’ if GOP lawsuits, or the November 8, 2022 gubernatorial election, doesn’t derail the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. “This regulation has the support of businesses and residents, and will save lives… Continue Reading “2021 RGGI Annual Report”

Pennsylvania’s Shale Gas Boom – How Policy Decisions Failed

The Environmental Health Project has just released its White Paper, “Pennsylvania’s Shale Gas Boom: How Policy Decisions Failed to Protect Public Health and What We Can Do to Correct It“ The Environmental Health Project recently presented its white paper at the Pennsylvania State Capitol… Continue Reading “Pennsylvania’s Shale Gas Boom – How Policy Decisions Failed”