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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

The Human Toll – Risk and Exposure in Gas Lands

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
By David Templeton and Don Hopey
May, 14, 2019

Pittsburgh Region’s Air Quality Gets F Grade

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
By Don Hopey
Apr, 24, 2019

Pittsburgh metro area receives failing grade from ALA for poor air quality

WPXI-TV Channel 11
By Liz Kilmer
Apr, 24, 2019

ALA Gives Pittsburgh Failing Grades for Air Quality

KDKA-TV
By Paul Martino
Apr, 24, 2019