Sep 12: Summit on the impact of fossil extraction

Landscape Today: Community Impact Summit

Join the Center for Coalfield Justice for a community-wide summit bringing together local and regional community members, organizers, experts, and leaders.  The summit is the last installment of CCJ's Landscape Today series, which has produced several specialized atlases and reports focused on the landscape and community in southwestern Pennsylvania.  

Residents of Washington and Greene counties and others in this region who live with the daily impacts of fossil fuel extraction are experts on coal mining, shale gas drilling, and health effects, as well as our land, air, and water. We know that there are rarely spaces for both local and regional leaders to come together, share knowledge, and collaborate where extraction is actively occurring. We are glad that we can provide an opportunity for people to come together to discuss continued work on these crucial issues. Please register for the summit because we will be providing a catered lunch and only 90 spaces are available for the day. You can read more about CCJ's Landscape Today projects here:

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Washington & Jefferson College campus in Washington, PA.  The summit is free and open to the public, and will include lunch and a cocktail hour at the end of the day.  Please register here (, or call (724)-229-3550 or e-mail for more information and questions.

Below is an overview of the summit schedule (more details to come):
  • 8:00-8:45     Sign-in and Orientation 
  • 8:45-9:00     Welcome
  • 9:00-9:45     Environmental Justice Presentation
  • 10:00-10:45   Watershed Panel
  • 11:00-11:45   Mining & Drilling Panel
  • 12:00-1:00   Lunch (lunch will be provided)
  • 1:15-2:00    Indicators of Community Health
  • 2:15-3:15    Workshops
  • 3:30-4:30    Workshops
  • 4:30-5:00    Closing
  • 5:30-7:30    Cocktail Hour at the Washington Winery  

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