Pollution

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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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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August 13, 2018 - 11:17 am
Lauren Woeher wonders if her 16-month-old daughter has been harmed by tap water contaminated with toxic industrial compounds used in products like nonstick cookware, carpets and fast-food wrappers.
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July 27, 2018 - 2:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency acting chief Andrew Wheeler has withdrawn a break that the agency gave makers of higher-pollution diesel trucks on Scott Pruitt's last day as agency administrator. The EPA released a Wheeler directive Thursday night reversing one that Pruitt issued...
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Kalamazoo County Sheriff Richard Fuller speaks during a press conference about the high levels of Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, PFAS, found in the drinking water of Parchment and Cooper Township at the Emergency Management Office inside the Kalamazoo County Sheriff Department in Kalamazoo, Michigan on Thursday, July 26, 2018. (Daniel Vasta /Kalamazoo Gazette via AP)
July 27, 2018 - 12:07 pm
PARCHMENT, Mich. (AP) — Authorities handed out free bottled water Friday for two southwestern Michigan communities where the discovery of contamination from toxic industrial chemicals prompted a warning against using the public water system for drinking or cooking. Michigan and Kalamazoo County...
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July 09, 2018 - 4:12 pm
Starbucks will eliminate plastic straws from all of its locations within two years, citing the environmental threat to oceans.
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