Protect Penn-Trafford is a citizen's group working to ensure the safety, security, and quality of life from the effects of unconventional gas development in Penn-Trafford and surrounding communities in Westmoreland and Allegheny Counties.
Who we are?


Protect PT (Penn-Trafford) is a nonprofit
an organization dedicated to ensuring residents’
safety, security, and quality of life by engaging
in education and advocacy to protect the
economic, environmental, and legal rights of the
people in Westmoreland and Allegheny counties.


Since starting as a group of neighbors working
together to protect their neighborhood from
fracking in late 2014, Protect PT has grown to
a community-based organization with staff,
volunteers, and members.

Our Goals: EducateEmpower, and Engage


Educate residents and local lawmakers with factual and important information so they may better protect themselves.  We hold educational meetings, invite guest speakers, conduct research, and publish resources for public benefit.

Empower residents to get involved in the local government process.

Engage our lawmakers directly at local meetings and hearings to ensure our rights are protected.

Team Building for Climate Action Program

Youth mentorship program teaching leadership and life skills launching this January.

Members Outside Courthouse
Patrick Campbell
Gillian Graber
Annie Deely
Workshop in Braddock
Tabling at Heritage Trail Festival
Kathleen Brosseau
Mary Obringer
Mary Jo Ronco
File review at DEP
How You Can Get Involved


  • Penn Township residents can comment on the planning for the new comprehensive plan. Follow this link. 

  • Hazard Mitigation Survey
    Protect PT has been working with Westmoreland County to help identify hazards within the county for their updated plan. You can help by filling out the survey! 


  • Go to Local Meetings and Hearings
    Check out our list of local meetings

  • Volunteer with a local organization or group

  • Get in contact with us to see how you can help.