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Allegheny County Council Approves Motion Supporting Health Department’s Efforts to Ensure U.S. Steel Complies with Air Emissions Standards

Allegheny County Council on Tuesday passed a motion of council that endorses recent enforcement actions undertaken by the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) intended to foster compliance with existing air quality regulations for the good of public health—especially as it relates to U.S. Steel’s Mon Valley Works.

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Congresswoman Susan Wild, state Rep. Steve Samuelson & PennEnvironment host Lehigh Valley clean energy expo, release report

[Center Valley, PA] -- On Thursday evening, PennEnvironment was joined by Congresswoman Susan Wild and State Representative Steve Samuelson to host a clean energy expo promoting renewable energy solutions for the Lehigh Valley. With countless clean energy opportunities at our fingertips, the expo gave residents the opportunity to explore the tools they can implement to promote clean energy and fight climate change in their own homes and throughout the Lehigh Valley.

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PennEnvironment report highlights Clean Air Act enforcement challenges in Pittsburgh

A new study by PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group documents how decades of poor enforcement of air quality rules by the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) enabled industrial facilities to pollute the region’s air. The report, entitled Cutting Through the Smoke, found that ACHD has enabled pollution through slow permitting and weak enforcement. The report, coming on the heels of the departure of ACHD’s Director, makes recommendations for how the new Director can improve enforcement techniques and in turn better protect residents from dangerous air pollution.

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Groups Announce Historic Coal Ash Cleanup Agreement with Power Plant Polluting Susquehanna River

Four environmental groups today announced an historic agreement to reduce toxic pollutants leaking from a power plant’s coal ash dumps into groundwater and the Susquehanna River, the largest Chesapeake Bay tributary.

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Legislation to transition PA to 100% renewable energy gets its 100th cosponsor

This weekend, Representative Wendi Thomas (R-Bucks) became the 100th member of the Pennsylvania General Assembly to add their name as a cosponsor to legislation that would commit the commonwealth to 100% renewable energy by the year 2050. 

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