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11th of May 2017

Clean Air Council Files Pennsylvania Supreme Court Brief Supporting State’s Authority to Penalize Polluters

(PHILADELPHIA — Wednesday, May 10, 2017) Today, Clean Air Council filed a brief in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that seeks to hold polluters accountable for their actions, and to ensure that Pennsylvania’s waters are protected to the fullest extent possible under the state’s Clean Streams Law. The Council’s brief supports the PA Department of Environmental […]


26th of April 2017

Across PA Residents Demand Real Action on Protections From Oil and Gas Pollution, Pledge to Hold Governor Wolf Accountable

PENNSYLVANIA, April 26, 2017 – From Scranton to Pittsburgh, impacted Pennsylvania residents held a number of coordinated press conferences and actions across the state to hold Governor Wolf accountable to his promise of regulating methane and harmful air pollution from existing oil and gas industry operations. Demonstrations and meetings occurred in Harrisburg and all of […]


Shalefield Residents Demand Real Action on Protections From Oil and Gas Pollution, Bring Polluted Air They Breathe to Governor Wolf’s Pittsburgh Office

Pittsburgh, PA – On Wednesday, April 26, impacted Pennsylvania residents will hold a press conference and rally to hold Governor Wolf to his promise of regulating methane and harmful air pollution from existing oil and gas industry operations. Everywhere methane leaks, it is accompanied by other harmful air pollutants. Pennsylvania is the second largest producer […]


13th of April 2017

Clean Air Council: Pruitt Not Protecting Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 13, 2017 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt endangers Pennsylvanians with his career-long effort to put corporate profits above public health. Today’s visit from Administrator Pruitt in Sycamore, PA comes on the heels of the warmest February recorded in Pittsburgh since the 1800s.  “The Trump administration’s reckless slashing of […]


28th of March 2017

President Trump’s Misguided Climate Change Executive Order Harms Pennsylvanians’ Air Quality

On March 28, 2017 President Trump signed a far-reaching executive order attacking vital public health safeguards that protect American families from dangerous air pollution. Trump’s executive order seeks to rewrite the Clean Power Plan, President Obama’s flagship climate policy, as well as crucial oil and gas protections and other critical climate and health safeguards. Joseph […]


Clean Air Council to Host 36th Annual Run for Clean Air on Sunday, April 9, Sponsored by Toyota Hybrids

Register Today to Run for Clean Air and Be a Part of the Region’s Largest Earth Day Celebration (March 28, 2017) PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Clean Air Council today announced the 36th annual Run for Clean Air will be held on April 9, 2017, from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. This year’s event will begin […]


24th of March 2017

Clean Air Council Launches Website to Protect Communities in Southwest Pennsylvania from Harmful Coke Oven Air Pollution

MARCH 23, 2017 (Pittsburgh, PA) – Air pollution from the coke oven industry has impacted the health of residents of Southwestern Pennsylvania, including Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, and beyond. The Clean Air Council’s new website PACokeOvens.org is a powerful resource to educate and empower residents of Southwestern Pennsylvania. It contains interactive maps, reporting tools, and comprehensive information […]


Groups File Notice of Intent to Sue Owners of Steel Plant Over Illegal Air Pollution

Pollution from Pittsburgh-area Allegheny Ludlum Plant Far Exceeded Clean Air Act Limits, Threatening Public Health March 23, 2017 (Pittsburgh, Pa.) — Four environmental organizations today provided notice that they intend to sue owners of a steel plant in Western Pennsylvania for violating the federal Clean Air Act by releasing far more pollution than a permit […]


23rd of March 2017

Clean Air Council Calls on PUC Commissioner Robert Powelson to Step Down After “Jihad” Remarks to Gas Industry Representatives

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PHILADELPHIA, PA (March 23, 2017) – Official statement from Joseph Otis Minott, Esq., Executive Director and Chief Counsel, Clean Air Council: “The statements that Pennsylvania Public Utility Commissioner Robert Powelson recently made to a group of gas industry representatives is abhorrent and seems indicative of how captured he is by the natural […]


22nd of March 2017

Landowners Going to Federal Court to Fight Pipeline Eminent Domain Condemnation

For Immediate Release (MARCH 22, 2017) Williamsport, Pa. – Landowners in the path of Williams Companies’ proposed Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline challenging eminent domain property seizure will appear in federal court in Williamsport on Thursday, at 9:30AM at 240 W 3rd St. #218, Williamsport, PA 17701. The Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline is proposed to run north to […]


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