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Year of Successes; More Coming Next Year!

This past year, GASP continued its important work of fighting for clean air in Southwestern Pennsylvania with tried-and-true methods as well as utilizing new, innovative strategies. Here are some highlights from our ongoing efforts: Marcellus Shale: With support from Colcom Foundation and YOU, we continue to keep close tabs on natural gas development. Our legal staff has spent much of…

Giving Thanks for Air Toxins? No Thanks!

Autumn rings in many things—pumpkin pie, beautifully-colored fall leaves, celebrating Thanksgiving with family and friends, and the smell of wood smoke in the air. While a fire may be delightfully warm and cozy for you, it could be creating a hazardous environment for your neighbor that will have him feeling not so warm and fuzzy about you. GASP asks homeowners…

Report: Hazardous Air Toxic Levels Raise Southwestern PA to Top of Nation’s Worst

For Immediate Release November 21, 2013 Media Contact: Tom Hoffman | Clean Water Action 412.765.3053 ext. 202 | tomhoffman@cleanwater.org REPORT: HAZARDOUS AIR TOXIC LEVELS RAISE SOUTHWESTERN PA TO TOP OF NATION’S WORST Regional coalition of nonprofits issue common-sense recommendations for region in light of report findings PITTSBURGH, Pa.– The Center for Healthy Environments and Communities (CHEC) at the University of…

Clean Air Dash and Festival: Success!

by Sam Thomas, Athletes United for Healthy Air Coordinator On Saturday October 19th, 2013 GASP held the first Clean Air Dash and Festival on Pittsburgh’s South Side Riverfront Trail. This community festival and 5K was made possible thanks to the Heinz Endowment’s Breathe Project and the many sponsors, community partners, athletes, and volunteers who came together to make the event…

The Clean Air Dash & Festival Is Here!

Brought to Pittsburgh with the support of The Breathe Project, the Clean Air Dash and Festival is a 5K race, a 1-mile Fun Run/Walk, and a Festival all-in-one, all on the South Side sliver of the Three Rivers Heritage Trail. The gorgeous trail threads its way through trees along the banks of the Monongahela River, under several bridges, and directly…

October 3: Pittsburgh’s Day of Giving!

It’s the Pittsburgh-region’s most exciting giving event of the year. Your gift to GASP today, and today only, will be added to by the Pittsburgh Foundation. Pretty simple, right? Read more and please donate today at www.pittsburghgives.org. And thank you!