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Started in 2014, Protect PT strives to protect the constitutional rights of residents in our community in the wake of gas development using education, empowerment and engagement.

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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 and reduce greenhouse gases.

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.

BREAKING NEWS

Environmentalists critical of natural-gas storage hub in Southwest Pa. regional plan

Pittsburgh City Paper
By Ryan Deto
Jun, 26, 2019

Former Shale Gas CEO Says Fracking Revolution Has Been ‘A Disaster’ For Drillers, Investors

DeSmog Blog
By Sharon Kelly
Jun, 23, 2019

“No evidence” that fracking can done without threatening human health: Report

Environmental Health News
By Kristina Marusic
Jun, 20, 2019

Gov. Tom Wolf asked to investigate possible link between Pa. fracking, childhood cancers

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
By Don Hopey
Jun, 17, 2019