Environmental group sues Allegheny County Health Dept. over failure to issue Clean Air Act permits

BY: - November 28, 2023

The suit, filed by Washington D.C.-based Food & Water Watch earlier this month, seeks to force the county agency to act on Title V permitting requirements outlined in the federal Clean Air Act. 

ZIP code discrimination, pollution top concerns at DEP meeting on environmental justice policy

BY: - October 12, 2023

Air quality, interagency collaboration, and community investments were among the chief concerns shared by Pennsylvanians about the Commonwealth’s interim environmental justice policy at a public meeting Wednesday evening. 


Pennsylvania’s participation in RGGI matters more than other states’. Here’s why.

BY: - September 1, 2023

 When it comes to climate change, talk tends to focus on our shared responsibility to future generations. Everyone is encouraged to come together and do their part to reduce our collective impact on the planet. There’s no doubt climate change affects all of us, and we all have a role to play. But the reality […]

Report: Pennsylvania ranked fourth nationally in greenhouse gas emissions in 2020

BY: - May 10, 2023

The southwestern region of the state accounts for nearly half of the commonwealth’s pollution.

Is Pittsburgh’s weird terrain making the already-dodgy air quality even dodgier?

BY: - April 25, 2023

Outside the Mon Valley, Southwestern Pennsylvanians are still subject to the whims of earth and wind, although experts say it’s hard to generalize about the ways air pollution is dispersed and concentrated.

Environmental groups launch anti-pollution campaign targeting Mastriano, gov race

BY: - August 31, 2022

The $500,000 campaign will air in southeastern Pennsylvania and some of the Lehigh Valley area, Molly Parzen of Conservation Voters of PA Victory Fund said.

Report: These Pa. counties received an ‘F’ for air quality | The Numbers Racket

BY: - April 11, 2022

In 2021, the ALA compiled its 22nd edition of the report, finding that more than four in 10 Americans live in places with unhealthy levels of air pollution. 


This U.S. Supreme Court case could hamstring the EPA’s regulatory power | Opinion

BY: - February 21, 2022

Keep an eye on this high-profile legal fight over greenhouse gas emissions

Millions of Pa. residents experienced a month’s worth of high air pollution in 2020

BY: - October 6, 2021

Lancaster led the commonwealth in days with elevated ozone, particulate and total pollution levels with 107, a new report has found.

As Allegheny County finally meets clean air standards, environmentalists are concerned the victory could be short lived

BY: - February 13, 2021

This rule, which has been in effect for decades under the federal Clean Air Act, measures and regulates limits for six pollutants often attributed with acid rain, smog, air pollution, and human health hazards.

‘Bubblegum and band-aids’: Pa. environmental programs in question

BY: - June 30, 2020

Now with COVID-19, DEP field inspectors have been limited in what they can do — though a department spokesman said air quality testing and inspections on Public Water Systems have continued.

Md., other states push EPA to force stricter pollution standards for Pa. power plants

BY: - June 17, 2020

The regional Ozone Transport Commission voted 9-2 on June 3 to send Maryland’s petition to the EPA. Pennsylvania and Virginia voted no, while New York and Maine abstained.