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Clean air activists get hour-plus meeting with Allegheny County executive

“County officials in the meeting Friday stood by their decision to use million from the Clean Air Fund and Title V Fund to renovate offices for health department’s air quality staff, Deemer said. Philadelphia-based Clean Air Council and Edgewood-based Group Against Smog And Pollution sued the county over that issue in June.

“‘We want the Clean Air funds to be used for actually cleaning the air,’ said Matt Mehalik, director of the Hill District-based Breathe Project.

“The activists praised the county officials for fining US Steel $1 million for pollution at Clairton Coke Works — a fine the company is appealing — and asked the county to fight back. Deemer said county officials told the group they are trying.”

FULL STORY published August 3, 2018 via Tribune-Review