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Ben Kessler, a student at LaSalle University, grew up in Pittsburgh and is an avid biker. While interning at Clean Water Action (CWA), Ben worked with an intern from Carnegie Mellon University to build public support and awareness of CWA’s campaign to update and strengthen the guidelines the Health Department uses to control toxic emissions from industry. Using his contacts in Pittsburgh, he helped collect the 43 organizations that have signed on to CWA’s open letter to the Board of Health. Whenever Ben went to a rally, he always had his postcards with him and was instrumental in collecting more than 300 postcards to the County Executive asking him to support clean air.

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  1. Monica says:

    Inspiring.


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