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GASP and Coalition Partners Take Diesel Concern to City Hall

On March 13, GASP and 10 other organizations representing regional environmental, labor, community, and faith-based organizations commented at the City Council meeting about the lack of implementation and enforcement of the City’s “Clean Air Act of 2010,” informally known as clean construction legislation.

In addition to the comments we presented each city council member with this letter.

In July of 2011, City Council proudly passed the clean construction legislation, which requires projects receiving at least $250,000 in public subsidies to spend a prorated percentage on cleaner construction equipment, ensuring that construction in Pittsburgh will get progressively cleaner.

The clean construction legislation has been languishing in the City’s Law Department for 18 months, even though it is was required that regulations implementing the provisions of the legislation be written within six months of passage.

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