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Erie Coke Corp.

Photo courtesy of the HECA website.

While GASP has focused its environmental watchdog efforts primarily in the Pittsburgh region, we extended our advocacy footprint to Erie in 2019. The move came after a newly formed community group—Hold Erie Coke Accountable—reached out and asked for help in efforts to do just as their name states: Keep Erie Coke accountable for environmental violations that happen at their lakeside facility.

To help in this endeavor, GASP secured a grant through the Black Family Foundation and also received funding from several generous community members.

Since then, GASP has worked closely with HECA to inform the Erie community about air quality issues in general, as well as Erie Coke’s history of environmental violations.

Check back for more information. Here’s the latest:

Our View: Erie Coke Leaves Mess for Public

DEP Plans for Government-Led Cleanup at Erie Coke Site

Our View: Erie Coke’s Parting Shot No Surprise

DEP: Erie Coke Cleanup Cost Could Fall to Taxpayers

Special Report – Cleaning Up Erie Coke 

Air Quality Near Erie Coke Showing Significant Improvement

Latest Environmental Testing Around Erie Coke Plant Shows Improved Air Quality Since Closure of Plant

Future of Erie Coke Site: What Would Neighbors Like to See?

Air Quality Tests Continue After Erie Coke Shutdown; Results Revealed

YMCA Providing Help to Displaced Erie Coke Workers

City Accepts Erie Coke’s Remaining Wastewater

Environmental Priorities Shift After Erie Coke Shutdown 

Our View: What’s Next For Site of Erie Coke

Towanda May Hold Clues to Future of Erie Coke Site

What’s Next for Erie Coke Weeks After Closing Its Doors

UPDATED: Environmental Hearing Board Terminates Two Prior Erie Coke Appeals; Company & DEP Agree to Supersedeas Modification

Erie Coke Says Finances Were Ailing Before Shutdown

How Will Erie Coke Shut Down Its Plant?

Community Rallies to Help Erie Coke Corp. Workers Who Are Out of Jobs Following Abrupt Announcement of Plant Closure

Erie Coke Corp. Shutting Down Operations

DEP Issues Nov. 27 Notice of Violation to Erie Coke Corp.

Another NOV Issued for Erie Coke Corp. Nov. 1

Stipulated Protective Order Filed in Erie Coke EHB Case

DEP Posts Oct. 17 Notice of Violation Letter to Erie Coke Corp. 

More Problem Air Samples Around Erie Coke

Letter: Feds Asked for Erie Coke Air Sampling in 2011

EHB Denies DEP Request to Certify Appeal in Erie Coke Case, Says it’s “Not Worthwhile;” 3 New NOVs Issued

Benedictines to Hold Silent Peace Walk Past Erie Coke Plant

DEP Opens Investigation Near Erie Coke Following Passive Air Monitoring Sampling Results

Judge Sets Deadline for Erie Coke Appeal

DEP Asks EHB Judge to Certify Appeal in Supersedeas Case

State Issues new Violation Notice to U.S. Steel

EHB Judge: Erie Coke Can Continue Operating Pending Permit Appeal…But with Conditions

Environmental Hearing Board Filing Shows DEP Mulling Erie Coke Settlement Offer

Settlement Conference Scheduled in Erie Coke Case 

Environmental Hearing Board Judge to Erie Coke Corp.: Petition to Reopen Record is DENIED

DEP & Erie Coke Submit Final Arguments in Environmental Hearing Board Case, Clash on Details

UPDATED: Erie Coke Petitions Environmental Hearing Board to Reopen Record; DEP Objects

First Erie Coke Air Quality Samples Being Sent for Testing

DEP Files Three More Notice of Violation Letters Against Erie Coke Corp.

BREAKING: DEP to Conduct Air Quality Sampling Plan Around Erie Coke

HECA, Community Members Rally Support for DEP’s Enforcement Actions Against Erie Coke Corp.

Erie Coke Corp., DEP Lay out Arguments in Advance of July 10 Environmental Hearing Board Proceeding

Erie Coke, DEP to Begin Arguments July 10 Over Whether Company Can Continue to Operate Pending Permit Denial Appeal

Erie Coke Appeals DEP Denial of Title V Operating Permit Renewal, Calls Compliance Docket Placement “Unlawful

DEP Denies Erie Coke Operating Permit; Files for Injunction to Close Plant Following Numerous Violations

(UPDATED) Press Release: DEP Issues Four Notice of Violation Letters to Erie Coke Corp.

Residents Show Up in Droves for HECA, GASP Community Update on Erie Coke Works

HECA, GASP Teaming Up for April 16 Community Meeting Regarding Ongoing Erie Coke Violations

Erie Council Unanimously Passes Resolution Demanding Erie Coke Works Compliance

DEP Issues Administrative Order Against Erie Coke Following Wastewater Release

UPDATED: PA DEP’s Northwest Regional Office Issues Administrative Order to Erie Coke Corp.






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