CCJ: A Year in Review


As we enter this holiday season, please consider a year-end gift to the Center for Coalfield Justice to support our work in 2019. This past year has been continued growth full of investment in leadership at the local level. Starting with adding three new members to our staff that are all from the local communities we serve.

More exciting this year, we hosted a Peoples Climate, Job, and Justice March in downtown Washington, PA. Over 70 from our local community attended, which shows that people in small towns and rural communities want healthy communities and a thriving economy. We can have both.

CCJ has also committed to addressing the petrochemical buildout in the region by working with impacted communities and coordinating our efforts with other organizations.  Recently, we hosted a Grassroots Organizing Summit where over 60 people from across the tri-state region attended to strengthen relationships, learn from each other, and root our movement in trust among each other.

A few other 2018 highlights include:

  • Continued legal pressure to protect streams in Ryerson Station State Park

  • Advocated for renewing black lung fund and passing the reclaim act in Washington, DC.

  • Organized two actions in Pittsburgh challenging and raising awareness about the proposed petrochemical expansion in our region.

  • Mobilized residents to engage in Greene County’s Draft Comprehensive Planning Process.

  • Hosted over 5 community events with over 200 people attending.  

  • Submitted over a dozen comments on permits and regulations.

  • Provided over 30 Fracking in the Coalfield Tours.

Our work is only possible because of donation and support from you. Your donation will support our continued growth and our outreach in the communities in which we live, work and recreate. We plan to host more regular membership meetings, build volunteer teams to address the issues impacting people and uplift rural voices and experiences into statewide and national movements. Please make a donation today to help us achieve these goals in 2019.


Veronica, the Sarahs, Nick, Lisa, and our Board of Directors