Updated: Sep 14
GASP and several local environmental groups and nonprofit partners sent a letter this week to Allegheny County Chief Executive Rich Fitzgerald calling on him to take swift, aggressive action to improve local air quality – reminding him that in many cases, the lives of his constituents literally depend on it.
The letter was sent as part of the Toxic Ten Week of grassroots actions calling on Fitzgerald to demonstrate his commitment to air quality improvement by stemming air pollution from industrial sources. For those who may be unaware, the Toxic Ten refers to 10 local facilities that together emit 70 percent of all air pollution reported in Allegheny County.
Enough is enough. We need clean air now.
You can learn more about Toxic Ten Week from our friends at PennEnvironment. You can read our letter here: