A Closer Look at Risks of the Appalachian Hydrogen Hub

The U.S. Department of Energy’s ARCH2 hydrogen hub project presents substantial risks to the environment and human health and safety.

Exploring the Fallout of Precision Scheduled Rail: A Rail Worker’s Perspective on Precision Scheduled Rail

Precision scheduled rail has raised concerns about safety and infrastructure degradation, with railroads focusing on cutting costs at the expense of maintaining a robust network.

Oil train - Photo by Washinton House Democrats

Exploring the Fallout of Precision Scheduled Rail: How Precision Scheduled Rail Led to One of the Worst Environmental Disasters in US History

Rail incidents like the East Palestine disaster underscore the urgent need for the rail industry to prioritize safety and compliance over profit-driven agendas.

Youngstown Residents Stand Against Pyrolysis Plant: A Community’s Fight for Environmental Justice

The story of SOBE Concerned Citizens and their fight against a pyrolysis plant in Youngstown, Ohio, is a testament to the power of community action in achieving environmental justice.

Fracking drilling rig in Washington County, Pennsylvania

Not-So-Radical Transparency: An Ineffective and Unnecessary Partnership Between Pennsylvania Governor Shapiro and the Gas Company CNX

CNX’s “radical transparency” data provides incomplete information and heavily downplays the dangers of fracking.

Holes in FracFocus

An Open-FF analysis reveals how comprehensive regulatory and reporting reforms are imperative to closing holes in FracFocus data and holding the oil and gas industry accountable for its impacts.

Mapping PFAS Chemicals Used in Fracking Operations in West Virginia

FracTracker mapped data for a report by Physicians for Social Responsibility that sheds light on the oil and gas industry’s use of hazardous “forever chemicals” in West Virginia.

Empowering Colorado Communities: The Importance of the Community Right to Know Act

Communities in Colorado should be immediately informed of oil and gas spills that increase their health risks. Our analysis shows why public health alerts are particularly important for communities located near extraction operations.

Stop Toxic Threat: A Heavy Industrial Zoning Battle

The Norfolk Southern train derailment in February 2023 ignited a battle for public health, safety, and welfare over 100 miles away in Eaton Township, Ohio.

Where Do We Cross the Line: From Public Service to Public Threat

As industry expands within the primarily residential and agricultural community of Eaton Township, Ohio, community members wonder if the EPA and local government are doing enough to protect human health and the environment.