As there are many sources of air pollution, so are there many projects or areas of focus that GASP works on. Keep checking back here for the latest updates on your areas of concern.
The clearinghouse is one of the easiest ways to see the major sources of air pollution in the area. Clicking on a facility brings up the latest permits, which allow you to learn what that facility does, and the types and amounts of pollutants it's allowed to emit. Check out the map below to see the major sources are near you.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) classifies coke oven emissions as among the most toxic of all air pollutants. Pollutants from coke plants are known to cause leukemia and other cancers, respiratory ailments, problems with the central nervous system, strokes and premature death.
GASP works to reduce toxic diesel pollution from all types of diesel vehicles including school and transit buses, garbage trucks, construction vehicles, locomotives, and marine vessels operating in Allegheny County.
It is common knowledge that cigarette smoke, a billowing dark plume of industrial smoke, or forest fire smoke is unhealthy to breathe. What doesn’t seem to register to the general public is that breathing smoke from residential wood burning is also unhealthy.
Athletes United for Healthy Air (AU) is exactly what is sounds like–a campaign bringing together athletes of all kinds to champion clean air. Whether you’re a casual runner or an avid bicyclist, it’s important to stay informed about our regional air quality.
Our goal is simple: To help amplify the voices of people in our community that need to be heard – among them our young people and those who live in neighborhoods most impacted by poor air quality and public health issues it exacerbates.