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2019 Press

“GASP Submits Petition To Allegheny County Health Dept. Asking To Deny Eastman Chemical Permits,” PA Environmental Digest, February 14, 2019.

“State lawmakers meet to discuss air quality concerns following Clairton Coke Works Fire,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, February 7, 2019

“High level of sulfur dioxide recorded Monday in Braddock area,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 5, 2019.

“During five years in office, has Mayor Peduto fulfilled his pledges to Pittsburgh?” Public Source, January 30, 2019.

“Etna earns $50,000 to plant trees, tackle pollution,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, January 10, 2019.

“Health department director defends response to plant fire, air pollution,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 10, 2019.

“Health Dept. warns Mon Valley about air quality in wake of coke plant fire,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 9, 2019.

2018 Press

“The Smoke Readers Who Keep Tabs on Air Pollution,” The Allegheny Front, December 14, 2018.

“What are Yinz breathing? The battle to breathe clean air,” Point Park News Service, December 10, 2018.

“Asthma, dirty air and the struggle to clean up a chronic polluter,” Allegheny Front, December 7, 2018.

“$1M Spent On Clean Air Office Makes Pa. Suit Ripe, Attys Say,” Law360, November 2, 2018.

“Pa. County Says Enviro Groups Can’t Sue Over Fund Use,” Law360, October 30, 2018.

“PennEnvironment hosts rally for clean air,” The Pitt News, September 4, 2018.

“Allegheny County accused of diverting air funds for building project,” PennRecord, September 4, 2018.

“U.S. Steel unveils compliance plan for Clairton Coke Works emissions, but continues to fight order,” NEXT Pittsburgh, August 30, 2018.

“Critics Not Holding Their Breath Over US Steel’s Pledge To Improve Practices At Clairton Plant,” WESA, August 28, 2018.

“Health department apologizes for ‘lack of clarity’ about U.S. Steel meeting,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, August 17, 2018.

“Renovations are a poor use of Clean Air funds,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 12, 2018.

“For clean air, county must spend dollars wisely,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 11, 2018.

“Letter to the editor: Use Clean Air Fund to protect our health,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, August 9, 2018.

“Clean air activists get hour-plus meeting with Allegheny County executive,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, August 3, 2018.

“Environmentalists by Necessity,” CityLab, August 1, 2018.

“It’s past time to clear the air in Allegheny County,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 26, 2018.

“Is the Allegheny County Health Dept. misusing Clean Air Act funds? Two environmental groups say yes.” NEXT Pittsburgh, July 12, 2018.

“Use of County Clean-Air Funds for Building Renovation Challenged,” Public News Service, July 12, 2018.

“Environmental groups sue Allegheny County over use of clean air funds for building renovation,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, July 10, 2018.

“Allegheny County is being sued for spending Clean Air funds on office renovation project,” Environmental Health News, July 10, 2018.

“Allegheny County plans to ramp up its efforts to make the air less stinky,” PublicSource, June 19, 2018.

“Can mandatory school screenings solve Pittsburgh’s asthma epidemic?” Environmental Health News, June 13, 2018.

“Governor Wolf to Use Permits to Control Methane Pollution from New Sources of Natural Gas,”, June 7, 2018.

“Clean Air Fund meant to protect air,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, June 4, 2018.

“Environmental group calls on cities to accelerate electric school bus adoption,” Smart Cities Dive, May 7, 2018.

“As transit agencies inch toward electric buses, environmental groups want more progress,” StateImpact Pennsylvania, May 4, 2018.

“Environmental groups fear county Health Department beginning to deplete Clean Air Fund,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 2, 2018.

“Allegheny County Health Department to use Clean Air Fund to do office renovations,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 2, 2018.

“More money from Allegheny County’s ‘Clean Air Fund’ goes to office renovation,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, May 2, 2018.

“Allegheny County seeks public input on new air monitoring plan,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, May 2, 2018.

“Pittsburgh’s cleaner, pricier summer gas blend is on its way out,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 26, 2018.

“Pittsburgh scores all F’s on the American Lung Association’s air quality report card,” Environmental Health News, April 19, 2018.

“EPA threatens Pennsylvania with sanctions for failing to reduce soot pollution in Allegheny County,” Environmental Health News, April 10, 2018.

“Environmentally informed citizens sought during Creek Connections symposium,” Meadville Tribune, April 7, 2018.

“Environmentalists say Allegheny County’s air quality is a repellent to companies like Amazon,” Pittsburgh City Paper, March 20, 2018.

“A clash over how Allegheny County should spend millions collected from the region’s polluters,” PublicSource, March 19, 2018.

“Turns Out Air Pollution Makes For Good Listening,” The Allegheny Front, March 16, 2018.

“Want to learn about the polluted air you breathe? Start here,” NEXT Pittsburgh, March 8, 2018.

“Allegheny County must crack down on odor emissions violations,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 22, 2018.

“Air Rules,” Pittsburgh Today, February 21, 2018.

2017 Press

“Residents, landowners air complaints about pollution from ATI’s Harrison steel mill,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, December 19, 2017.

“Allegheny Technologies’ air pollution permit proposal sparks environmental concerns,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, December 9, 2017.

“As Neighborhood Changes, Residents Worry About Pollution From Legacy Industry,” The Allegheny Front, December 9, 2017.

“Foundry not a polluter, employees say at permit hearing,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 5, 2017.

“ACHD hearings scheduled for Lawrenceville, Brackenridge industrial plants,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 4, 2017.

“Environmental groups decry proposed ATI pollution levels,” Valley News Dispatch, November 17, 2017.

“Environmental groups urge tougher rules enforcement on Clairton Coke Works,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 1, 2017.

“Work together to breathe easier,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, October 20, 2017.

“How Trump’s proposed cuts to the EPA could imperil the Pittsburgh region’s environment and public health,” PublicSource, October 2, 2017.

“GASP Air Fair,” The Bulletin, September 2017.

“The Reality of Pittsburgh’s Air Quality,” Huffington Post, September 29, 2017.

“Asthma is an epidemic among Pittsburgh schoolchildren. How can communities breathe easier?” NEXT Pittsburgh, September 21, 2017.

“Who’s responsible? Residents on the Brookline-Mt. Lebanon border concerned over development hazards in their community,” PublicSource, September 14, 2017.

“Crowd gathers outside Governor’s office protesting provisions in budget,” RabbleVid, August 23, 2017.

“Pittsburgh-area activists demand Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf keep campaign promise to protect water and air quality,” Pittsburgh City Paper, August 23, 2017.

“Making Air Pollution Fun? Try Picking This Nose,” Allegheny Front, August 11, 2017.

“CREATE Lab clears the air with improved Smell Pgh app and new website,” NEXT Pittsburgh, June 22, 2017.

“Foundations gather in Pittsburgh to talk about lending support to help low-wage workers,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 22, 2017.

“Shaler Area High School wins Phipps competition,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, June 14, 2017.

“Toxic Air in Steam Valley,” TONIC, June 14, 2017.

“Novel Air Pollution Study Gauges Individual Cyclists’ Risks,” Eos, June 13, 2017.

“Two tales of a city: Trump’s Pittsburgh Remark ‘sadly misinformed’ to some, ‘a victory’ for others,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 2, 2017.

“Trump wants to represent a Pittsburgh that doesn’t exist,” CBS Moneywatch, June 2, 2017.

“CMU Scientists Help Clairton Residents Find Out What’s In Their Air,” The Allegheny Front, June 2, 2017.

“County to Stop Air Monitoring of Gas Well Sites, No New Monitoring Sites Proposed for 2018,” WESA, May 26, 2017.

“County Fines ATI $50K for Emissions Violations at Steel Plant,” WESA, May 24, 2017.

“ATI-Allegheny Ludlum Harrison plant to get more lenient air pollution permits,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, May 23, 2017.

“An Interview with Mayoral Candidate, John C. Welch,” Chatham Communique, May 8, 2017.

“Asthma among us: Trouble in the air, inside and out,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 7, 2017.

“Asthma at ‘epidemic’ levels in region’s schools, experts say on World Asthma Day,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 3, 2017.

“6 Pittsburgh programs that combat environmental hazards at home and in schools,” Kidsburgh, May 2, 2017.

“Modern Technology Can Be A Great Help,” Point Click Pittsburgh, April 28, 2017.

“24 heads of Pittsburgh environmental groups unite to urge action: “We need your help,” NEXT Pittsburgh, April 21, 2017.

“What it was like “Living Downwind” of Shenango Coke Works,” NEXT Pittsburgh, April 20, 2017.

“United They Stand–24 Pittsburgh Nonprofits Unite for Environmental Justice in the Age of Trump,” Environmental Report, April 20, 2017.

“Two Dozen Nonprofit CEOs Take a Stand Together For The Environment In Pittsburgh,” PA Environment Digest, April 20, 2017.

“Pittsburgh has been going green, but the city’s air quality is still pretty gray,” Pittsburgh City Paper, April 19, 2017.

“Pittsburgh region’s air gets failing grade again, but it’s getting better,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 19, 2017.

“A Fight for Clean Air,” Point Click Pittsburgh, April 4, 2017.

“4 Groups Sue Allegheny Technologies Over Permitted Pollution,” U.S. News and World Report, March 24, 2017.

“4 Environmental Groups Suing ATI Over Harrison Plant Pollution,” CBS Pittsburgh, March 24, 2017.

“Pollution notice filed with steelmaker Ludlum,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 24, 2017.

“Allegheny Ludlum’s Brackenridge steel plant targeted in planned anti-pollution lawsuit,” WTAE, March 23, 2017.

“4 groups to sue ATI over Harrison air pollution issues,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, March 23, 2017.

“Environmental activists are using Smell PGH and other tech to unstink Pittsburgh–and so can you,” NEXT Pittsburgh, March 16, 2017.

“How can average citizens fight polluters? A former EPA whistleblower explains,” NEXT Pittsburgh, February 21, 2017.

“How should environmentalists respond to Trump?” Pittsburgh City Paper, January 18, 2017.

“A whiff of citizen engagement powers Pittsburgh’s new air pollution app,” StateScoop, January 16, 2017.

2016 Press

“Explainer: What you should know about Pittsburgh’s air quality,” PublicSource, December 21, 2016.

“Activists question proposal to lower ATI emission limits,” Valley News Dispatch, December 15, 2016.

“Allegheny Ludlum pollution permit criticized,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 25, 2016.

“Groups Ask EPA to Investigate County’s ‘Chronically’ Slow Air Permit Process,” Allegheny Front, October 26, 2016.

“We can’t afford to weaken fuel-efficiency regulations,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 18, 2016.

“In Western Pennsylvania, 1 in 3 Major Polluters Are Operating With Expired Permits,” Allegheny Front, October 7, 2016.

“No permit? No problem for major air polluters around Pittsburgh,” Public Source, September 29, 2016.

“Glatfelter among nation’s worst air polluters,” York Daily Record, September 29, 2016.

“Dirty Gertie the Poor Polluted Birdie,” Pittsburgh City Paper, September 26, 2016.

“Enviro Group Challenges Approvals in $1.5B Pa. Gas Project,” Law360, September 20, 2016.

“Air quality gains insufficient,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, August 18, 2016.

“The time is now for shale industry to take the lead in environmental performance,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, August 13, 2016.

“Cheswick power-plant employees and local residents testify at Allegheny County hearing,” Pittsburgh City Paper, August 4, 2016.

“Pittsburgh group recruits bicyclists to help monitor air quality,” WTAE, July 13, 2016.

“A new proposal would limit emissions at Cheswick power plant outside Pittsburgh,” Pittsburgh City Paper, July 13, 2016.

“Port Authority of Allegheny County considers adding electric buses,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, June 24, 2016.

“Advocates ask Port Authority of Allegheny County to move toward all-electric fleet,” Pittsburgh City Paper, June 24, 2016.

“Air Quality Collaborative gathers steam in Pittsburgh region,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, May 20, 2016.

“Clean air expo focuses on Clairton Coke Works,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 16, 2016.

“Experts to speak on connection between air pollution and brain health at Pittsburgh event,” Pittsburgh City Paper, May 9, 2016.

“Does Pittsburgh Need Another Air Quality Study?” WESA, May 4, 2016.

“Why Can’t Pittsburgh Get Its Act Together On Air Quality?” The Allegheny Front, April 29, 2016.

“EQT gets Sustainable Shale certification,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, April 18, 2016.

“Residents, groups question whether Clairton Coke Works clean air plan will work,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 1, 2016.

“Lawrenceville residents ask Allegheny County Health Department to strengthen McConway & Torley permit,” Pittsburgh City Paper, March 3, 2016.

“School districts must use buses with diesel emissions filters,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 1, 2016.

“Most commuters travel alone by car, according to survey,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 16, 2016.

“Shutdown of Coke Plant Draws Mixed Emotions,” CBS Pittsburgh, January 8, 2016.

“Legislators seek to delay emissions testing for newer vehicles,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 5, 2016.

2015 Press

“Advocates ask Pittsburgh Public Schools to use school buses with cleaner diesel emissions,” Pittsburgh City Paper, December 18, 2015.

“Sustainable Pittsburgh’s Green Workplace Challenge winners reduced landfill waste, cut water usage and more,” Pittsburgh City Paper, December 17, 2015.

“More expensive summer blend gasoline may go away for Pittsburgh,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 15, 2015.

“Sustainable Pittsburgh’s Green Workplace Challenge winners: how they did it,” NEXT Pittsburgh, December 8, 2015.

“Winners announced in Green Workplace Challenge,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, December 2, 2015.

“Composting site in Cranberry could pose problems,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, November 24, 2015.

“Environmentalists urge feds to enforce rules on power plant emissions cuts,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, November 12, 2015.

“EPA hearings in Pittsburgh bring out climate activists,” StateImpact PA/Allegheny Front, November 12, 2015.

“Leaf collection sucks up funding in Western Pa. communities,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, November 11, 2015.

“Coke Plants Are Still Among the Top Polluters in Allegheny County,” Allegheny Front, October 30, 2015.

“Dirty Air Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis Flares,” Healthline, October 29, 2015.

“New report ranks Allegheny County’s top 10 air polluters,” WPXI, October 27, 2015.

“Railroads should join civic groups in a mission to improve air quality,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 11, 2015.

“Turning Bikes into Smog-Sensing Machines,” Allegheny Front, October 2, 2015.

“Diesel pollution remedies must not be ignored,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 27, 2015.

“Health happenings for Tuesday, Sept. 15,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 15, 2015.

“What do you think of your commute? Pittsburgh officials create regional survey,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 14, 2015.

“Allegheny County Health Department tells Shenango to fix problems at Neville Island coke plant,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, September 8, 2015.

“Clean up the Shenango coke works,” Pittsburgh-Post Gazette, September 3, 2015.

“Tenaska agrees to provide pollution information on proposed South Huntingdon plant,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, September 1, 2015.

“Industrial attraction: How Pittsburgh treats Shenango coke plant can hurt recruiting,” Pittsburgh-Post Gazette, August 25, 2015.

“Sustainable Pittsburgh Calls On Local Employers To Help Improve Air Quality,” WESA, August 24, 2015.

“GASP to hold event on pollution and autism tomorrow night,” Pittsburgh City Paper, August 21, 2015.

“Stagnant air brings an odor of rotten eggs to Pittsburgh suburbs,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 20, 2015.

“New Citizen Science Equipment for Monitoring Air Quality,” Green Optimistic, August 17, 2015.

“You can strap sensors to your bike or baby stroller to help monitor air quality,” TreeHugger, August 13, 2015.

“What you–yes, you–can do to improve Pittsburgh’s air quality,” Nextpittsburgh, August 10, 2015.

“County aims for a Healthier Allegheny,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, June 24, 2015.

“DEP issues permit to Shell for possible ethane cracker,” StateImpact, June 22, 2015.

“Allegheny County Health Department: First Round of Lawrenceville Steel Foundry Testing Finished,” Pittsburgh City Paper, June 10, 2015.

“Lawrenceville foundry exceeds emissions goal,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, June 4, 2015.

“Pennsylvania OKs Key Environmental Permits for NatGas Power Plant,” Natural Gas Intelligence, May 27, 2015.

“Foes of South Huntingdon gas-fired plant fight approval,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, May 25, 2015.

“School bus pollution is dangerous, and efforts to control it are still uneven,”, May 21, 2015.

“Foundry issue: Clean air,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, May 15, 2015.

“Foundry vs. health,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, May 14, 2015.

“Is a debate over a Lawrenceville foundry just about clean air–or is the neighborhood’s future growth at odds with its industrial past?” Pittsburgh City Paper, May 13, 2015.

“GASP: Pittsburgh Environmental Group’s ’60s Roots,” Allegheny Front, May 1, 2015.

“Cleaning the Air One School Bus at a Time,” Allegheny Front, May 1, 2015.

“State of the Air: Pittsburgh Still Not Breathing Easy,” Allegheny Front, April 30, 2015.

“McConway and Torley steel foundry under fire in trendy Lawrenceville,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, April 30, 2015.

“Cardiologist to Present on Connections between Air Pollution and Heart Health,” Pittsburgh City Paper, April 29, 2015.

“Gateway Middle School puts the ‘A’ in STEAM,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 24, 2015.

“Allegheny County Health Department hears concerns, support on Lawrenceville steel foundry,” Pittsburgh City Paper, April 15, 2015.

“Permit limiting hazardous emissions at McConway and Torley Foundry could reduce production, employees,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 15, 2015.

“Activist entertains and informs with ‘Communitopia’ environmental-outreach program,” Pittsburgh City Paper, April 15, 2015.

“Check out the major sources of air pollution in Allegheny County,” PublicSource, April 6, 2015.

“Sierra Club tries to drum up support to cut emissions from Springdale power plant,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, April 3, 2015.

“Environmental group might appeal dismissal against Shenango Inc.,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 31, 2015.

“Judge dismisses group’s lawsuit against Neville Island coke plant,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, March 27, 2015.

“Few Weeks Remain on Allegheny County Health Department public-comment period for Lawrenceville foundry,” Pittsburgh City Paper, March 26, 2015.

“Protesters complain about Shenango Inc. emissions,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 21, 2015.

“Residents give ‘Closed-Window Award’ to Neville Island’s Shenango coke plant,” Pittsburgh City Paper, March 20, 2015.

“City’s decision to use clean-diesel legislation on Greenfield Bridge project hinges on state,” Pittsburgh City Paper, March 11, 2015.

“Allegheny County residents carry fight against Shenango Inc. coke works to local governments,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 16, 2015.

“Study affirms diesel emissions technology, boosting efforts to replace old engines,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 10, 2015.

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