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GASP, Others Give Notice of Intent to Sue Steel Plant

March 23, 2017 Groups File Notice of Intent to Sue Owners of Steel Plant Over Illegal Air Pollution Pollution from Pittsburgh-area Allegheny Ludlum Plant Far Exceeded Clean Air Act Limits, Threatening Public Health Pittsburgh, Pa. — Four environmental organizations today provided notice that they intend to sue owners of a steel plant in Western Pennsylvania for violating the federal Clean…

Cuts to EPA Will Significantly Impact Southwestern PA

The Trump administration has proposed cutting the EPA’s budget by 25%, down to $6.1 billion, and to reduce its workforce by 20%, down to 12,400 employees, for the fiscal year starting October 1. Some programs will be cut by 90% or more, or even wiped out completely. Many of these programs have greatly benefited Southwestern Pennsylvania. Since we still have…

Tell EPA to Count Toxic Releases from the Oil and Gas Industry

The Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) is a one-of-a-kind resource, in which industrial facilities annually report the type and amount of toxic chemicals they release to the land, air, water, and landfills. The information is high quality, comprehensive, and posted online for free. It can be searched by various ways, such as location of facility or type of industry. Communities, regulators,…

GASP Air Quality Camp

Join GASP for a week-long, in-depth look at air in Southwestern PA from June 26 – June 30, 2017 including field trips, nature explorations, air monitoring, science experiments, and so much more! This is a day camp with 20 spots for students ages 10-13 throughout Southwestern PA. All spots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and require advance registration….

Pittsburgh Public School Buses Get Cleaner, But More Work Is Needed

Last summer, Pittsburgh Public Schools and the bus companies that provide student transportation to them finalized their Pupil Transportation Agreement. Part of the contract included the stipulation (shown at the end of this post) that requires all school buses being used to be equipped with emission reduction technology that greatly reduces the amount of toxic diesel pollution being emitted by…

Position Available–GASP Staff Attorney

Description Founded in 1969, the Group Against Smog and Pollution, Inc. (“GASP”), is non-profit membership organization working to improve air quality to ensure human, environmental, and economic health. GASP’s overall focus is on air quality in Southwestern Pennsylvania. To achieve our environmental goals, GASP advocates, educates, serves as an environmental watchdog, mobilizes action, and litigates when necessary. GASP is seeking…