“It’s all about facts. Documented facts…” … asserted a county commissioner to a recent gathering of concerned residents in Hannibal, Ohio. His comment came at the end of over an hour of deeply moving narratives from residents, sharing disturbing changes in their health after a disastrous well pad fire in their community and other ongoing […]
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About Leann Leiter
Environmental Health Fellow
Leann is a recent graduate from the Masters in Sustainable Communities program at Northern Arizona Univ. She studied the social, political, and economic contexts of what makes communities just and sustainable, and conducted her thesis research on household disaster preparedness. She has a passion for advocacy at the intersection of social and environmental justice, and as the new Environmental Health Fellow, she is thrilled to engage others in her enthusiasm for participatory, community-based research. Leann loves any excuse to be outside (like fly fishing, foraging, and growing food), and nurtures a major fascination (or some may say obsession) with abandoned houses.
Entries by Leann Leiter
At a Re-Imagine Beaver County gathering in Pennsylvania earlier this month, static maps became dynamic in the hands of those who live in and around the region depicted. Residents of this area in the greater Pittsburgh region gathered to depict a new vision for Beaver County, PA. This county is currently faced with the proposal of a massive […]
by Leann Leiter, Environmental Health Fellow map & analysis by Kirk Jalbert, Manager of Community-Based Research & Engagement in partnership with the Environmental Integrity Project On January 18, 2016, Potter Township Supervisors approved conditional use permits for Shell Chemical Appalachia’s proposed ethane cracker facility in Beaver County, PA. A type of petrochemical facility, an ethane cracker […]