Let them know we need to clean up our air!
The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) has proposed new air pollution rules to require plants in the Mon Valley to reduce pollution during episodes of dangerous air quality. Last November, pollution in the Mon Valley was so bad that we had a week of air that violated state and federal standards. Too many local residents have lung or heart problems that make them especially vulnerable to serious health problems from this pollution.
ACHD is asking the public to let them know what we think about these new rules. Contact ACHD and let them know that U.S. Steel clearly needs to do more to clean up the air.
U.S. Steel puts out more pollution than all the cars and trucks in Allegheny County combined! Some U.S. Steel coke batteries are almost 70 years old – and still don’t have to comply with today’s pollution standards. Forcing U.S. Steel to invest in fixing up their plant not only will protect our health but will keep workers there on the job.