Allegheny County Ohio River Communities

Allegheny County Clean Air Now was one of the first community organizations to take on air quality throught the campaign to close down the Shenango Coke Works. The communities include: Avalon, Bellevue, Ben Avon, Ben Avon Heights, Brighton Heights, Emsworth, Kilbuck Township, McKees Rocks, Neville Township, Ohio Township, Ross Township and Stowe Township.

CURRENT CAMPAIGNS

Taking On Industrial Pollution and Greenhouse Gases

Title V of the Clean Air Act requires “major sources” of air pollution to obtain operating permits from the EPA or a state or local agency authorized to issue these permits. In Allegheny County, the Allegheny County Health Department in Allegheny County decides these permits. Join GASP, PennEnvironment, Clean Air Council, Clean Water Action, Environmental Integrity Project and the Breathe Project in the effort to clean the region’s air.

Cleaning Up the Air in the North Boroughs

ACCAN’s campaign to turn a now-shuttered industrial coke plant on Neville Island has shifted into high gear. The campaign includes reducing emissions from the many industrial plants on Bruno and Neville Island, stopping the spread of Fracsilica from the fracking industry into neighborhoods and turning the former Shenango site into a sprawling Solar Farm.

CAC's Southwest Pennsylvania Neighbors for Clean Air

The goal of the Southwest PA Neighbors for Clean Air initiative is to create 100 neighborhood groups of 10 members throughout the region so that residents can learn about and take action on the most pressing environmental issues in Southwest Pennsylvania. In the nine months since the first leader training session, CAC has trained over 80 group leaders, and 20 groups now meet regularly. Contact Dave Smith ([email protected]) to join a group or find out more information.

COMMUNITY VOICES

BREAKING NEWS

Flyaway Pollution: Contain the Sand Blowing Around Stowe

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Post-Gazette Editorial Board
Aug, 15, 2018

As super-fine frack sand swirls in Stowe, health concerns grow

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
By Don Hopey
Aug, 06, 2018

CLEAN AIR — HEALTHY PEOPLE