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We have a unique approach in that we pursue on-the-ground restoration of past damage while also advocating on local issues as well as regional and national issues that have a local impact. Learn more about us and our work.

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Our newly launched Direct Support Project makes funds available to support social change, grassroots organizing, and advocacy efforts in the shalefields.  We are able to provide funds for grassroots groups and advocates to support their work.  For application instructions please click here.

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Gas-fired power plant proposed along the Yough River

Sign the Petition & Comment on Air Quality Permit Application Tenaska is seeking to...

MWA Announces Creation of Direct Support Fund

Today we’re pleased to announce the launch of our Direct Support Fund. Through...

Sunoco Denied Public Utility Status

MWA applauds the decision of Administrative Law Judges Salapa and Barnes to deny...

DEP Finally Issues Orders on Curry Pollution

For over a year we’ve been filing complaints about extensive erosion and...

PEMA Protects Bomb Trains

You’ve likely seen them.  Very long trains with all black cylindrical rail cars....

Shale Gas Well Impacts Local Private Water Supplies

A recent Post-Gazette article highlights the plight of several families affected by a...

Swimmable Waters Project

The first and second rounds of sampling for our Swimmable Waters project are in the...

McKeesport Train Derailment – We’re Lucky Indeed

Late Saturday night a CSX train carrying, among other things, scrap metal and light...

Swimmable Waters Project

We have received funds from The Pittsburgh Foundation’s Health and...

MWA Files Petition to Intervene in Sunoco’s Mariner East Pipeline Permitting

Sunoco Logistics, L.P. (Sunoco) filed petitions in late March 2014 to the Pennsylvania...