TAG | air pollution
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Pittsburgh’s air improving, but still gets an ‘F’ from American Lung Association

The Philadelphia, Lancaster and Berks County areas also received poor grades; the Harrisburg area received passing grades. 

By Reid Frazier

Group worries that new air pollution permit could allow Clairton coke works to pollute more

A company spokesperson said the purpose of putting in new pollution controls is to improve the efficiency of the pollution collection system, not to increase coke production

By Reid Frazier

For the first time ever, Allegheny County meets federal air quality standards

Stricter enforcement credited with drop in pollution
By Reid Frazier

Groups sue EPA over PA coal plant air pollution in Indiana County

Spikes at coal-fired power plants could be allowed under EPA-approved plan
By Reid Frazier

EPA declines to strengthen soot standard

The federal agency went against the advice of its own scientists who said the standard needed to be lowered.

By Reid Frazier

Federal judges throw out ‘gaping loophole’ in Pa.’s coal pollution plan

Judges: Coal plants could ‘evade’ ozone rules with Pennsylvania regs
By Reid Frazier

American Lung Association’s latest air quality report claims climate change will make it harder to protect health

Pennsylvania areas showed some improvement in the report, but air quality in the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh areas remains poor.

By Rachel McDevitt

DEP reaches agreement with Range Resources over Washington County air violations

Emissions from two well pads qualified as 'major source' from 2013 to 2015
By Reid Frazier