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GASP Teams Up with Lawrenceville Clean Air Now

About 50 people attended a meeting hosted by the local grassroots group Lawrenceville Clean Air Now (LCAN) on March 13 to hear an Air Quality 101 presentation by GASP Executive Director Rachel Filippini. During the presentation, Filippini discussed what contaminants pollute Lawrenceville’s air,  the possible sources of those contaminants, as well as the health impacts associated with them. For those…

Air Quality 101: Smell Something? Say Something!

Take a deep breath. Smell something acrid or chemical? How about the odor of rotten eggs? Then report it! While the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (more commonly referred to as DEP) regulates air quality in the Keystone State, Allegheny and Philadelphia Counties do things a little differently. Instead of being regulated by DEP, air-quality issues are instead handled by…

Women’s History Month: GASP’s Feisty Founder Was a Pittsburgh Trailblazer

March is Women’s History Month and truly, we couldn’t celebrate GASP history without highlighting all the women who helped us fight the good air quality fight for the past 50 years. Today, we are putting the spotlight on our co-founder and first president, the fiery Michelle Madoff. They say that, “Well behaved women seldom make history.” The quote seems fitting…

SAVE THE DATE: “Explore The Air” with GASP & Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

What’s in the air? And why are your boogers so important? Join the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse and GASP as we learn about the air we breathe and make fun crafts like wind chimes, mini greenhouses, and masks. This is a family-friendly event. Drop in, have a snack, and make a craft! Here’s what you need to know if…

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

UPDATE: Erie Coke Works on March 7 filed an appeal to DEP’s Feb. 14 order. The Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Northwest Regional office on Feb. 4 issued an administrative order to Erie Coke Corp. (ECC) demanding it take action to correct air quality violations believed to be “ongoing and continuous” during the previous 18 months. The order lists 59…