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Residents pack a Franklin Park borough council meeting Wednesday night in anticipation of a vote on whether to allow natural gas drilling under a park.

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (center) appeared with Pittsburgh’s Chief Resilience Officer Grant Ervin (left) and Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto at West End-Elliott Overlook Park on Sunday.

Anaïs Peterson, 20, used to play soccer at this field in Indiana Township that's close to the site of a new natural gas well pad. She's organizing a march in Pittsburgh focused on climate change, and is calling for officials to stop the expansion of fracking in Allegheny County, among other requests.

How young activists hope to make climate change a political priority

Young activists are organizing rallies on climate change throughout the county. The organizers in Pittsburgh want to mobilize people their own age who are passionate about the environment to turn out at the polls.

By Amy Sisk

FILE PHOTO: Gov. Tom Wolf aide, Yesenia Bane, speaking on a panel discussion at the Marcellus Shale Coalition's annual conference in Pittsburgh in September 2016.

Rapper Meek Mill, center left, looks on with his son, left, and actor Kevin Hart, center, as 76ers' co-owner Michael Rubin, center right, looks at Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf's phone, right, during the first half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series between the Miami Heat and the Philadelphia 76ers, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Philadelphia. The 76ers won 104-91. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

At the Steamfitters Union Local 449 near Pittsburgh, apprentices practice pipe welding in the union's new training facility. Photo: Reid R. Frazier

File photo: The Environmental Protection Agency.

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FILE PHOTO: Gov. Tom Wolf aide, Yesenia Bane, speaking on a panel discussion at the Marcellus Shale Coalition's annual conference in Pittsburgh in September 2016.
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