Monitoring Pollution And Finding Resources With ProtectPT

August 23, 2021

Learn about a new mobile reporting app by Protect PT, created to monitor pollution and provide resources to people affected by industry harms. ​We’ll discuss the role of reporting in our efforts to fight oil & gas. Check out the app at

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New Poll Reveals A Change in PA Voter’s Views on Fracking – Panel with Ohio River Valley Institute (ORVI)

July 28, 2021

Ohio River Valley Institute (ORVI) released a poll showing voters across demographics are deeply concerned about impacts of gas drilling, support increased industry regulation. This event was an advance discussion with Joanna Kilgour (executive director) and Eric de Place (research fellow) from ORVI on the implications of this data and its impact on our efforts to…

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Discussion with Attorney Rob Bilott on Forever Chemicals

July 14, 2021

​Attorney Rob Bilott had just become partner at a corporate defense firm, representing chemical companies… But then he learned that a company he represented was knowingly poisoning people in Parkersburg West Virginia. ​He decided to risk everything and take on the case, which revealed one of the deadliest coverups in American history. The film Dark…

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Fracking with Forever Chemicals – Panel Discussion

July 12, 2021

Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) released an expose’ on the use of PFOA and PFOS chemicals in more than 1,200 wells. These are often called “forever chemicals” because they are dangerous to human health and do not break down. The bombshell report released today by HHN leaders (and long-time network participants) is a must read…

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Weekend Special! Watch Dark Waters with Halt the Harm Network

July 7, 2021

We are hosting an exclusive online viewing of Mark Ruffalo’s Dark Waters. The movie beautifully tells the story of standing up for communities against seemingly impossible odds.  You will see many powerful parallels to the challenges and types of people throughout our movement. Available via support of Halt the Harm Network donor, we can only…

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Tackling the A-Z Impacts of Plastic: Protecting Democracy

June 28, 2021

​Learn how anti-protest bills, preemption laws, and voter suppression not only silence the voices of local communities but also perpetuate the fossil fuel and plastics crisis. ​Hear from our speakers how through advocacy, education, and organizing they are working to protect the power of the people over the interests of plastic and petrochemical corporations. Join…

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Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Shale Gas Development

May 21, 2021

We had a great webinar this week!  Special thanks to our presenters Chris and Laura, as well as our moderator Ned. Here is the full presentation replay. Links provided as references and resources by the presenters: EHP’s EDCs and Shale Gas Development Handout Review co-authored by Laura, Chris, and colleagues that summarizes their mouse cell…

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A-Z Tackling the Impacts of Plastic: Students Taking on Petrochemicals

May 17, 2021

In partnership with A-Z Impacts of Plastics HHN hosted the event, “Tackling the A-Z Impacts of Plastic: Students Taking On Petrochemicals (STOP)” on Monday, May 17th from 7-8:30pm EST. Learn how Appalachian youth are utilizing the arts, intersectional organizing, and community building to build power in their communities and change the narrative around extraction in…

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Fractured: Holding politicians accountable

May 14, 2021

In March published the ground-breaking results of “Fractured,” a two-year investigation into pollution leaching from fracking fields to the bodies of residents nearby. In the weeks since,’s reporting team, led by Kristina Marusic, has reached out to Pennsylvania politicians seeking a response. And several did: 35 signed on to a letter urging Pennsylvania…

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Introduction to FracTracker’s Image Archive

April 30, 2021

FracTracker released our improved multimedia platform of fracking imagery for your convenient use. You can easily view, download, and share photos and videos of oil, gas, and petrochemical impacts. We’ve made it easy for you to find what you need within over 1,800 photos, GIFs, and videos of the various aspects of fossil fuel industries and activities.…

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