GASP believes the county would be doing a great disservice to its citizens if it were to dismantle the local air quality program. Allegheny County has some of the most intense sources of pollution in the United States, unique river valley topography, and non-attainment areas separate from the rest of Pennsylvania. Thus we need a strong, active, and local air quality agency promulgating and implementing regulations specifically tailored to the problems unique to our airshed. Additionally, GASP strongly values the local public participation afforded to all through the various air quality subcommittee and Air Pollution Control Advisory Committee meetings.
“Allegheny County improves air pollution permit system,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 19, 2007.
“News Analysis: Will Allegheny County Lose Local Control of Air Quality?” Allegheny Front, November 14, 2007.
“Quality air: The county should not give up pollution control,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 9, 2007.
“DEP may get control of air quality program,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, November 8, 2007.
“Supporters defend county’s air monitoring,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 8, 2007.
“County air quality program threatened,” Rustbelt Radio, November 5, 2007.
“Last gasp for Allegheny County’s air pollution program?” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 4, 2007.