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Look for Less Idling this School Year

GASP has worked for years to reduce pollution from diesel vehicles. A recent Pittsburgh Regional Environmental Threats Analysis report on hazardous air pollutants puts diesel exhaust at the top of the concern list for cancer risk from inhaled air pollution. A similar report on particulate matter shows that vehicle miles traveled by diesel vehicles have risen since 2002 in every…

EPA’s Clean Power Plan Good for Our Air, Economy, and Resiliency

On July 31 and August 1, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held listening sessions in Pittsburgh. The officials took comments from the public on the EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan, which will regulate carbon dioxide emissions from electrical generating units. While the plan is not perfect, GASP supports it in essence. The proposal, when fully enacted by 2030, will prevent…

Insufficient Air Monitoring in Allegheny County?

UPDATE 7/3/2014: The County sent their final Air Monitoring Network Plan to the EPA for approval on July 1, 2014. Read our comments and the County’s response, starting on page 88. We are encouraged to see that most or all of our suggestions are being evaluated for potential implementation. Today, GASP sent comments to the Allegheny County Health Department regarding…

Give Your Comments: Should Coal-Fired Power Plants Emit More Pollution?

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently released a proposal that puts emissions limits on some big sources of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and nitrogen oxides (NOx). These pollutants combine in the atmosphere to create ground-level ozone, a pollutant that burns eyes, triggers asthma attacks, and is even linked to premature death from cardiovascular disease. Ground-level ozone is not…

2014 Member Ballot

Dues-paying members, please vote by May 28, 2014! Learn more about the candidates here. Ready? Vote!

Group Against Smog and Pollution Files Lawsuit Against Shenango, Inc.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 8, 2014 Contact: John Baillie, Staff Attorney 412-924-0604 john@gasp-pgh.org Group Against Smog and Pollution Files Lawsuit against Shenango, Inc. Plant’s history of air quality violations makes air dangerous to breathe Pittsburgh, PA – Today, the Group Against Smog and Pollution (“GASP”) filed a citizens’ suit under the federal Clean Air Act in the United States District…

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