Nothing is more important in improving our air than the voice of our citizens. Breathe Project supports and promotes the work of Breathe Collaborative members. We empower concerned individuals to take action on their own — and spread the word to friends and neighbors.
Download the Smell App on your mobile device and report bad air when you smell it.
In Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, report an air problem to the Allegheny County Health Department using the preferred online form or call 412-687-ACHD.
For Shell cracker issues or anything outside of Allegheny County, call in a complaint to the PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) at 412-442-4184. For emergencies call 724-775-1700 or file a complaint form.
The editorial page is one of the most widely read parts of the newspaper. A letter to the editor is usually about 100-200 words, and an op-ed is generally 600-800 words. Look up your paper’s letter submission process and carefully follow the instructions.
Call, email or visit your representatives at the local, state and national level and let them know what’s on your mind.
The Environmental Integrity Project is helping citizens, advocacy groups and elected officials prepare for expanding oil and gas operations. Find facts on operations, permitting approval processes and more.
Submitting a written comment is a way to make a powerful impact in your community. The Group Against Smog and Pollution has an excellent guide to commenting on air permits for oil and natural gas facilities.
Stay up to date on public meetings, permit hearings or other events through the Breathe Project. Attending or speaking at a public meeting or hearing will help ensure your voice is heard.