Support cleaning up one of Pittsburgh's dirtiest polluters

Allegheny County officials are updating environmental protections on the Clairton Coke Works. Their proposal would make it easier to penalize the company for illegal emissions, but leaves more to be done to reduce the unhealthy pollution from this facility.

Allegheny County has some of the worst air quality in the entire country. Children near our region’s largest polluters suffer from asthma at 3 times the national average. U.S. Steel’s Clairton Coke Works is one of the largest single sources of this unhealthy air pollution, including sulfur emissions (linked to respiratory problems like asthma), soot (linked to everything from asthma to cardiovascular problems to premature death) and air toxics (such as benzene, a potent carcinogen).

Tell the Allegheny County Health Department that you support their effort to hold U.S. Steel accountable for illegal violations, but that they must do more to rein in unhealthy emissions.

Subject: Comments on proposed Coke Oven Regulations