County Executive Fitzgerald: Protect Our Health, Clean Up Our Air
Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald,
Allegheny County is in the top 2% of counties nationwide for cancer risk from air pollution. It's unacceptable that in 'America's Most Livable City,' Pittsburghers can't go outside without jeopardizing our health.
We urge you to crackdown on the industrial polluters that are threatening our health by issuing protections based on public health standards for facilities, revise existing permits to ensure residents can breathe clean air, and significantly increase consequences for violating those protections.
Because we can only truly be livable when breathing our air doesn't make us sick.