Allegheny County Health Department petitions to join environmental groups in suing US Steel

Allegheny County Health Department petitions to join environmental groups in suing US Steel

As of Friday afternoon the Allegheny County Health Department has joined local environmental groups in the federal lawsuit against US Steel. 

At the end of April PennEnvironment and the Clean Air Council announced they’d move forward with a lawsuit against US Steel for violating the Clean Air Act at its Pittsburgh area plants. Within the lawsuit the organizations allege that the company endangered residents’ health by choosing to operate without pollution control equipment. 
Monday, May 6, 2019/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Environmental groups propose carbon market to state board, kick starting action on climate change

Environmental groups propose carbon market to state board, kick starting action on climate change

Environmentalist activists proposed carbon emissions regulations to the state Environmental Quality Board Wednesday that would, if implemented, create a market for greenhouse gases to reach carbon neutrality by 2052.

Their argument cites both existing state clean air laws as well as the environmental rights clause of the state constitution to claim the state has a duty to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to protect its residents from harm.

“I not only think it’s feasible, think it's absolutely essential,” Joseph Otis Minott, executive director of the Clean Air Council, said. “We’re prepared to litigate it if need be. This is the right path for Pennsylvania.”

Wednesday, November 28, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
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