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What is Climate Change Costing Allegheny County


Apr 10, 2024


4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Allegheny County Courthouse


Center for Climate Integrity

Anita Prizo and CCI invite the public to a presentation by the Center for Climate Integrity (CCI) on Wednesday, April 10th from 4:00 – 5:30pm that will address the hard costs Allegheny County is facing to protect residents from these climate-driven events, and opportunities to make the oil and gas companies most responsible for the climate crisis pay their fair share. This will be during the Allegheny County Council Sustainability & Green Initiatives Committee meeting.

Allegheny County experiences extreme weather events that result in landslides, untreated sewage overflows, and exposure to extreme heat. These events are worsening due to the climate crisis, and require expensive infrastructure investments to ensure local communities are resilient to our new unforgiving reality. Allegheny County taxpayers are currently on the hook for local climate adaptation costs, but they shouldn’t have to be. A more just alternative is to make the polluters most responsible for the climate crisis pay their fair share of the costs facing Allegheny County.

About the presentation:  
What: Allegheny County Council Sustainability Committee Meeting — “What is climate change costing communities in Allegheny County and who should pay?”
When: Wednesday, April 10th, 4:00pm – 5:30pm ET
Gold Room opens at 4:00pm for mingling and conversation, presentation starts at 4:30pm
Where: Allegheny County Courthouse
4th Floor – Gold Room
436 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
How: RSVP here.
Virtual Option: If you are unable to attend in-person, you can livestream the presentation on 4/10 at 4:30pm via Microsoft Teams here.
CCI will present the results from a recent study estimating the cost to address eight different climate impacts common to Allegheny County. Following that, local residents will share stories that shed light on what these impacts feel like on a personal level and how they are felt differently in communities across the county. Finally, we will discuss how over 40 communities are filing lawsuits to recover the costs of climate damages from major oil companies and to hold them accountable for decades of lying about the catastrophic impacts they knew their fossil fuel products would cause. It’s a playbook we’ve seen before from tobacco companies and opioid manufacturers — industries that have since been held accountable for the harm that they’ve caused.
About the Center for Climate Integrity:
CCI’s mission is to empower communities with the knowledge and tools they need to hold oil and gas corporations accountable for decades of lying about climate change. Through strategic campaigns, communications, and legal support, CCI ensures that the fossil fuel industry pays its fair share of the massive costs of climate change.
We encourage you to attend by RSVPing HERE! Please share this invite with others who may be interested.


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