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Council Updates

Council Demands Updated Building Codes at the First of Three Statewide Public Hearings
The Council was in Youngwood, PA November 18 to demand that the UCC RAC make Pennsylvania more efficient. You can send them, along with your state senator, a statement of support here.
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Council Calls for Philly to become Renewable Energy Hub
Clean Air Council Testimony to Philadelphia City Council Public hearing regarding Philadelphia’s energy future
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Community Organizing Guide: Shale Gas Infrastructure
This guide contains step by step information about how to organize around natural gas operations and related rules and regulations, and how to effectively use information to impact decision-making on permits, rules, and regulations. The guide is divided into four broad sections: how to develop a campaign, how to recruit members, how to facilitate discussion and how to use media as a tool for advancing your campaign.
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Clean Air Council Launches I See Smoke- Innovative Application to Report Wood Burning Practices
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:October 27th, 2014                                                                                                         CONTACT:   Mollie Simon (412) 275-0600 x 128msimon@cleanair.org
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Public Participation Guide: Biomass in Your Community
This guide contains step by step information about how to track biomass operations and related rules and regulations, and how to effectively use this information to impact decision-making on permits, rules, and regulations.
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Civil Rights and Conservation Groups on US Supreme Court Decision to Hear Industry Challenge to the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards
Statement from Joseph Minott, Executive Director of the Clean Air Council:"EPA's Mercury and Air Toxic's Rule is an important and long-overdue step forward in protecting public health. Power plants are responsible for 50% of total U.S. emissions of mercury, a neurotoxin that pollutes our air and waterways and puts our children at risk. EPA's MATS rule would significantly...
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Rex Energy puts Marcellus shale drilling site work in Middlesex on hold during appeals
By Bill Vidonic Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, 12:01 a.m. Rex Energy has suspended development of a controversial Marcellus shale drilling site in Middlesex, Butler County, until appeals are settled, according to a letter sent to several people who live in the area.  “At this time, the duration of the delay in operations is not known,” said the letter...
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Oil, Gas Sites Spewing Airborne Chemicals Far Above Federal Standards
Formaldehyde and benzene are among the compounds being released into the air around the country’s oil and gas sites at up to hundreds of times the limits deemed safe by the federal government. More alarmingly, these sites are also releasing entirely unknown compounds.By Carey L. BironSeveral industry groups either failed to respond or declined to comment for this story....
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Online Tool Pinpoints Wood Burning Areas
By Julian Routh A Pennsylvania-based clean air activist group has launched a new on-line tool it says will encourage discussion about open wood burning and wood smoke pollution.  The online application launched by The Clean Air Council, called I See Smoke, allows users to pinpoint the area where they are...
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University of Pittsburgh study finds link between childhood autism and exposure to air toxics
October 22nd, 2014 9:38amPittsburgh Post-GazetteA University of Pittsburgh study has found links between childhood autism spectrum disorder and exposure to higher levels of certain air toxics during pregnancy and the first two years of life.Researchers at Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health discovered links between increased levels of chromium and styrene and children with...
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