Pollution is responsible for nine million deaths per year worldwide
Black Americans are exposed to 30% more particle pollution than White Americans
There are 1.5 million Pennsylvanians living within a half mile of oil & gas infrastructure
There is only one planet for us to protect
Petrochemicals are substances made from petroleum or shale gas. These substances are used to manufacture industrial products like plastics. Producing these substances requires large industrial complexes that emit high levels of pollution into the environment, significantly impacting public health.
Environmental justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people, regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental policies. Fair treatment means that no population bears a disproportionate share of negative environmental consequences.