Category: Allegheny County PA

New Allegheny County PA Sustainability Report Provides Overview of Efforts Since 2009

Expanded report also provides a historical overview of efforts since 2009 when the first Sustainability Manager was hired By David E. Hess | PA Environment Digest Blog | September 1, 2022 On August 31, the Allegheny County Office of Sustainability issued the 2022 Allegheny… Continue Reading “New Allegheny County PA Sustainability Report Provides Overview of Efforts Since 2009”

‘Landmark’ climate law turns up the power on Pa. solar, wind, hydropower energy projects

Today’s story by Laura Legere in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette trumpets “Green energy is bracing for growth.” Solar, wind, hydropower and energy storage industries are major beneficiaries of the Inflation Reduction Act, which analysts expect will cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions 40% by 2030 from… Continue Reading “‘Landmark’ climate law turns up the power on Pa. solar, wind, hydropower energy projects”

Pittsburgh PA | Allegheny County 2021 Air Quality Review

The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) released an Annual Air Quality Review yesterday covering 2021. “The Air Quality Program publishes an air quality dashboard on the ACHD website, showing hourly air quality readings throughout Allegheny County. It shows the AQI at select monitoring locations… Continue Reading “Pittsburgh PA | Allegheny County 2021 Air Quality Review”

UPDATED: Allegheny County Council Overrides Fitzgerald Veto on Park Fracking Ban

Future drilling and fracking has been banned –in or under– Allegheny County, PA parks! Council voted July 19, 2022 to override Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald’s veto with a super majority vote of 12-3. Council actually added one vote to their previous super majority.… Continue Reading “UPDATED: Allegheny County Council Overrides Fitzgerald Veto on Park Fracking Ban”

‘Protect Our Parks’ in Allegheny County, PA

Allegheny County Council held a public hearing June 9, 2022 on legislation to prevent the leasing of additional county parks for gas production activities, following the non-surface oil and gas lease signed in October 2014 for Deer Lakes Park, to allow hydraulic fracturing under… Continue Reading “‘Protect Our Parks’ in Allegheny County, PA”