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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…

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…

GASP Joins Mayor, Officials, for Kickoff of City’s First ‘Clean Construction’ Project

Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP) executive director Rachel Filippini joined Mayor Bill Peduto and other local officials Thursday in the Duck Hollow section of Pittsburgh for the kickoff of the city’s first “Clean Construction” project. The City of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure is set to begin reconstruction of the McFarren Street Bridge over Nine Mile Run, which…

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…