last month legislators in Harrisburg passed a bill that undermines the rights of local municpalities to protect their communities from fracking.
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Oil and gas operations in the U.S. produce significant air pollution – everything from drilling to the production and processing of natural gas affects our air. In fact, the oil and gas industry releases millions of pounds of pollutants like methane, benzene, and sulfur dioxide into our air each year.
Find out more about EPA's air pollution proposal.
These toxins pose a threat to our air quality and contribute to serious health problems like asthma, cancer, and neurological issues. Currently more than half of Pennsylvanians live in an area that doesn’t meet federal air quality standards for smog and nearly 800,000 suffer from asthma.
Federal air pollution standards for drilling are woefully outdated. In
July the EPA proposed new safeguards to reduce air pollution from the
oil and natural gas industry to get us back on track. We need to
speak out in support of strong federal standards on air pollution from
gas drilling operations! Please come to the EPA public hearing in
Pittsburgh on September 27. Let us know you can make it!
Pittsburgh -- Clean Water Action in Pittsburgh is releasing its list of recommended candidates in the May 17, 2011 Democratic Primary. The environmental organization, with almost 6,000 members in the city, is supporting Bruce Kraus, Lucille Prater Holliday, Patrick Dowd and Darlene Harris for City Council because of their support for the environment.