Penn Environment, local leaders push for clean air in Pittsburgh

There were 90 days when the air quality was unhealthy in Pittsburgh in 2018, according a new report by Penn Environment. They say it is harming our health and economy.

Penn Environment and two local leaders gathered outside Pittsburgh City Council chambers with this message on Tuesday: Pittsburgh loves clean air.

“People here in Allegheny County are fed up and are ready to be able to breathe without putting their health at risk,” said Allegheny County Council member Bethany Hallam.

Hallam said the results from the 2018 report on air quality from Penn Environment are not OK. She said 90 days of bad air is 90 too many. Hallam is advocating for a more environmentally-minded county board of health and more money for the county health department.

Click on the link to read the article in its entirety: https://www.wtae.com/article/penn-environment-local-leaders-push-for-clean-air-in-pittsburgh/30690309

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