Pollution

FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2018, file photo, young plaintiffs stand on the steps of the United States District Courthouse during a rally in Eugene, Ore., to support a high-profile climate change lawsuit against the federal government. A lawsuit by a group of young Americans accusing the U.S. government of harming them by having fostered a fossil-fuels energy system faces a major hurdle Tuesday, June 4, 2019, when a federal appeals court hears oral arguments on whether the case should proceed. (Andy Nelson/The Register-Guard via AP, File)
June 04, 2019 - 2:13 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A lawsuit by a group of young people who say U.S. energy policies are causing climate change and hurting their future faces a major hurdle Tuesday as lawyers for the Trump administration argue to stop the case from moving forward. Three judges from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court...
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a man guides a raft through a polluted canal littered with plastic bags and other garbage in Mumbai, India.
(AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool, file)
May 11, 2019 - 11:59 am
Almost every country in the world has agreed on a legally binding framework for reducing polluting plastic wast
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Joe DeStio
April 30, 2019 - 4:59 pm
Allegheny County says the most recent numbers show improving air quality, despite a negative State of the Air report last week by the American Lung Association
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Joe DeStio
April 29, 2019 - 3:46 pm
PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Two environmental groups are going to federal court against U.S. Steel alleging violations of the Clean Air Act following a December fire at the Clairton Coke Works. Penn Environment and the Clean Air Council seek a court order for U.S. Steel to abide by its...
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Officials continue to put pressure on the federal EPA to do away with the requirement for less polluting but more expensive summer blend gasoline in Allegheny County.
Joe DeStio
Joe DeStio
April 11, 2019 - 3:17 pm
Officials continue to put pressure on the federal EPA to do away with the requirement for less polluting but more expensive summer blend gasoline in Allegheny County.
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Joe DeStio
February 28, 2019 - 9:24 pm
US Steel has five days to say how it will reduce hazardous sulfur dioxide emissions
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Standing with several dozen US Steel workers, Pennsylvania Lt. Governor John Fetterman defended US Steel’s handling of the aftermath of a large December fire that damaged pollution control equipment at the Clairton Coke Works.
Joe DeStio
Joe DeStio
February 15, 2019 - 1:51 pm
Standing with several dozen US Steel workers, Pennsylvania Lt. Governor John Fetterman defended US Steel’s handling of the aftermath of a large December fire that damaged pollution control equipment at the Clairton Coke Works. There were nine exceedances of federal clean air standards in the days...
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Saying U.S. Steel has put Mon Valley residents’ health at risk, two environmental groups have filed 60 days notice of intent to sue the company for violations of the Clean Air Act.
Joe DeStio
Joe DeStio
February 13, 2019 - 3:31 pm
PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) – Saying U.S. Steel has put Mon Valley residents’ health at risk, two environmental groups have filed 60 days notice of intent to sue the company for violations of the Clean Air Act. ”We’re sending a clear message to U.S. Steel and all other polluters: We won’t let...
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For the first time, Pennsylvania has goals for reduction of greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming.
Joe DeStio
January 08, 2019 - 1:41 pm
PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) – For the first time, Pennsylvania has goals for reduction of greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming. At Pittsburgh’s Heinz History Center Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order calling for a net reduction in greenhouse gases of 26 percent by 2025...
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DO NOT USE
(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
August 23, 2018 - 10:01 am
The nation's largest grocery chain will be plastic-bag free at all of its nearly 2,800 stores by 2025.
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