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PFAS Chemicals – Protecting Our Drinking Water And Our Health

August 9, 2019

PFAS are a class of human-made chemicals which includes Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl substances.

State elected officials and environmental community make final push to Gov. Wolf to close state methane rule loophole

June 23, 2021

HARRISBURG  – Today, leading state elected officials and members of the environmental community  held an event in Harrisburg calling for immediate action by Governor Wolf and the Department of Envi

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Hundreds Urge Allegheny County to Improve Proposed New Air Quality Rules

June 10, 2021

At a public hearing held by the Allegheny County Health Department last night, Mon Valley residents urged ACHD to enact new rules to stop hazardous air pollution episodes in Allegheny County. Over 300 residents from the Mon Valley and Pittsburgh have submitted public comments to ACHD supporting a strong rule to make plants in the Mon Valley, like U.S. Steel, cut their pollution when air quality rises to dangerous levels.

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Environmental Groups Bring Discussion of Lead and Copper Rule Revisions to Pittsburgh

June 3, 2021

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a virtual community roundtable in Pittsburgh on revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule.

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Local Elected Officials ask ACHD for Tougher Action on Air Quality Rules

April 1, 2021

23 local elected officials from throughout Allegheny County signed a joint letter sent to Dr. Debra Bogen, Director of the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD), asking for improvements in proposed new air quality rules currently under consideration.

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With Air Pollution Reaching Unhealthy Levels Again, Mon Valley Residents Demand Action

March 11, 2021

For the past three days, Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) monitors recorded exceedances of state and federal clean air standards in the Mon Valley.