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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 […]


21st of March 2017

PA Communities Demonstrate Support for Critical Methane Emission Rules at State Capitol

Harrisburg, PA – On Tuesday, March 21st Pennsylvania residents, environmental organizations, and health professionals held a press conference to express support for Governor Tom Wolf’s proposal to reduce methane emissions from new oil and gas operations. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) released important measures in January to address methane pollution from new oil […]


10th of March 2017

Air Modeling and Citizen Science: Clean Air Council Releases Tool to Help Communities Fight Back and Protect Their Health

(MARCH 10, 2017) PHILADELPHIA, PA – In an effort to provide communities with tools to advocate for stronger air pollution laws and regulations, Clean Air Council released a white paper and made a presentation in Washington, D.C. at the National Environmental Justice Conference and Training Program. Titled “Air Modeling as a Tool in Environmental Law […]


3rd of March 2017

Clean Air Council Statement on Scott Pruitt’s Undermining of Rulemaking for Existing Source Methane Pollution

PHILADELPHIA, PA (February 3, 2017) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt announced Thursday the termination of an information request about equipment and methane pollution from oil and gas industry operators across the country. EPA’s information request was a standard request by the EPA to seek data and direct input from operators. The […]


17th of February 2017

Clean Air Council Status Update on Legal Challenge to Mariner East 2 Water Permits

February 17, 2017 (Philadelphia, PA) Early today, the Environmental Hearing Board (EHB) denied the joint request of the Clean Air Council, Delaware Riverkeeper Network and Mountain Watershed Association for a temporary supersedeas in its appeal of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP’s) issuance of water permits that would allow Sunoco to begin construction on […]


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