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ER visits plummet after Shenango Coke Works on Neville Island closed

Over three years, emergency room visits dropped by 61 percent compared with past years.

By Reid Frazier

Central Pa. air quality worsens in one measure for third straight year

The new State of the Air report from the American Lung Association finds the Harrisburg area worsened in daily particle pollution for the third straight year.

By Rachel McDevitt

U.S. Steel reaches tentative settlement with Allegheny County, groups over air pollution following 2018 fire

The groups had sought $42 million for 102-day pollution control outage that sent emissions soaring.

By Reid Frazier

Pittsburgh-area auto shredder to reduce pollution, fumes and dust after EPA order

The shredder has been a nuisance for those living nearby, said Angelo Taranto, of Allegheny County Citizens for Clean Air Now, or ACCAN, which has been advocating for the site to be cleaned up for years. 

By Reid Frazier

Shell expected to face lawsuit over air pollution violations at Beaver County ethane cracker

The Environmental Integrity Project and Clean Air Council sent a notice of intent to sue Thursday to get the company to comply with state and federal air rules.

By Reid Frazier

Pennsylvania environmental group pushing for air quality monitors in Delaware County communities

The monitors are meant to track the amounts of pollutants like ozone, particulate matter, and carbon monoxide in the air. 

By Adriana Delagarza

Updated: 2022-07-22 17:09:10

Penn study: Changing fuel for cement kilns could cut CO2 emissions. But cost is an obstacle

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania say heavy industry could adopt strategies to cut emissions and capture carbon.

By Adriana Delagarza

Even moderate air pollution in Allegheny County raises ER visits for kids with asthma, study finds

Even moderate amounts of air pollution increase the number of children going to emergency rooms for asthma in Allegheny County, a new study finds. 

By Reid Frazier

In federal court, plaintiffs say US Steel fire, pollution control outage was a ‘complete failure’ 

The plaintiffs are asking a judge to find the company guilty of committing over 12,000 violations of the Clean Air Act, and to order US Steel to ensure the plant will never again go without air pollution controls.

By Reid Frazier

Hearing officer blocks Allegheny County’s new coke oven regulations for US Steel

A clean-air group criticized the county for limiting its own ability to regulate the company.

By Reid Frazier