Reports

See the links below for recent and relevant in-depth reports on some of the issues that we are concerned about.

“Links Between Air Quality and Economic Growth: Implications for Pittsburgh,” RAND Corporation, December 2013.

“Impact of Stringent Fuel and Vehicle Standards on Premature Mortality and Emissions,” ICCT, October 2013.

“Estimation of regional air-quality damages from Marcellus Shale natural gas extraction in Pennsylvania,” RAND Corporation, January 2013.

“Pittsburgh Regional Environmental Threats Analysis (PRETA) Report–PRETA Air: Particulate Matter,” University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Center for Healthy Environments and Communities, December 2012.

“Biomass Energy in Pennsylvania: Implications for Air Quality, Carbon Emissions, and Forests,” Partnership for Policy Integrity, December 2012.

“Allegheny County Health Department 2011 Air Quality Annual Report,” ACHD, November 2012.

“Ruined Summer: How Climate Change Scorched the Nation in 2012,” National Wildlife Foundation, August 2012.

“Pittsburgh Climate Action Plan 2.0,” Pittsburgh Climate Initiative, February 2012.

“Debunking the ‘Killer Job’ Myth: How Pollution Limits Encourage Jobs in the Chesapeake Bay Region,” Chesapeake Bay Foundation, December 2011.

“America’s Top Power Plant Toxic Air Polluters,” Environmental Integrity Project, December 2011.

“Danger in the Air: Unhealthy Air Days in 2010 and 2011,” PennEnvironment, September 2011.

“Toxic Power: How Power Plants Contaminate Our Air and States,” National Resources Defense Council, July 2011.

“Dirty Energy’s Assault on Our Health: Ozone Pollution,” PennEnvironment, April 2011.

“Smart, Clean, and Ready to Go: How Solar Hot Water Can Reduce Pollution and Dependence on Fossil Fuels,” PennEnvironment, March 2011.

“Understanding Western Pennsylvania’s Air Pollution Problem,” The Heinz Endowments, March 2011.

“Fine Particulate Matter and Ozone Air Quality in Western Pennsylvania in the 2000s,” Clean Air Task Force, March 2011.

“Toxic Air: The Case for Cleaning Up Coal-fired Power Plants,” American Lung Association, March 2011.

“EPA’s Blind Spot: Hexavalent Chromium in Coal Ash,” Earthjustice, February 2011.

“Dirty Energy’s Assault on our Health: Mercury,” PennEnvironment, January 2011.

“Expensive Neighbors:  The Hidden Cost of Harmful Pollution to Downwind Employers and Businesses,” Clean Air Council, December 2010.

“The Toll from Coal:  An Updated Assessment of Death and Disease from America’s Dirtiest Energy Source,” Clean Air Task Force, September 2010.

“State of the Air Report 2010,” American Lung Association, April 2010.