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Meet the 11 people who help set air quality rules for Allegheny County

The Air Pollution Control Advisory Committee, appointed by the county executive, is the starting point for all local air quality rules in Allegheny County, including those setting emissions standards, reporting requirements and enforcement.
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The trough is behind U.S. Steel, CEO David Burritt says

Pittsburgh-based steelmaker U.S. Steel Corp. told investors that things are beginning to look up after a quarter that saw multiple facilities shut down and profits plunge as a result of the pandemic and deteriorating state of the oil and gas industry.

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Environmental groups win new coke oven regulation

The EPA admitted in federal court that it hadn’t set or updated some standards for coke ovens.
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PennFuture lawsuit says EPA must update federal regulations for coke ovens

A coalition of environmental groups has prevailed in a federal lawsuit asserting that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency failed to regulate pollution from coke ovens around the country, including the Clairton Coke Works.

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Health department investigates Mon Valley pollution

On a day when the North Braddock air monitor measured elevated sulfur dioxide levels in the Monongahela Valley, the Allegheny County Health Department also announced that it was investigating a June 17 emissions plume from the U.S. Steel Corp.'s Edgar Thomson Works.

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Pennsylvania: For Clairton's most vulnerable, indoor air purifiers a lifesaver

Coalition offers free air purification equipment to high health risk Clairton residents.

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County fines U.S. Steel more than $360K for violations at Clairton plant

The Allegheny County Health Department on Wednesday fined U.S. Steel $361,400 for over 300 air pollution and permit violations at the Clairton Coke Works dating back to October.

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How the coronavirus is impacting 4 environmental issues in Pittsburgh

From less traffic to more plastic, how the coronavirus shut-down has impacted Pittsburgh.
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Air quality in Western Pa. showed slight improvement in pandemic shutdown

As coronavirus restrictions closed businesses and reduced road traffic during much of March and April, some of the country's most polluted cities experienced better air quality.

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Has U.S. Steel kept promises made in agreement with Health Dept.?

A lot has happened since the Allegheny County Health Department finalized a settlement agreement with U.S. Steel over ongoing emissions issues at its Mon Valley Works this past summer.

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U.S. Steel to idle blast furnace in Mon Valley; posts another loss for the first quarter

U.S. Steel Corp. late Thursday announced a string of closings and layoffs to preserve cash as the struggling Pittsburgh-based steelmaker confronts lower prices and falling demand for its products amid the global pandemic.

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State of the Air report once again ranks Pittsburgh as one of the worst. What to do?

The recent emphasis on public health and respiratory diseases may have people paying more attention to unhealthy air.

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Energy companies, facing mountains of debt, look to Main Street loans for help

Energy and manufacturing companies like Range Resources, Wabtec and U.S. Steel have leaned on cheap debt in recent years.
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Pittsburgh's air quality gets failing grade—again

Air quality is improving but American Lung Association report still ranks Allegheny County and tri-state region air among nation's worst.

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Opinion: To protect people from COVID-19, halt unnecessary air pollution

People living in and near Pittsburgh are at greater risk in the COVID-19 pandemic because of the poor air quality.

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