who we are

We are pittsburgh neighbors that want clean air. Our group is Greenfield for Clean Air. However, you don’t have to live in Greenfield to take part in our group. Our goal is to keep you updated, make it easy to understand the issues and take action to protect our environment.

Urgent Issues

HB 1107 & HB 1106 a bill to eliminate DEP employees

This is a proposed bill will eliminate DEP (Department of Environmental Protections) employees involved in permitting for oil and gas drilling, and replaces them with a politically appointed five-member Commission. After 30 days all permits default to approved. Click here to read more and take action.

Upcoming Events

December meeting agenda

Instead of holding a neighborhood meeting at April’s home for January, we’ll be attending the Neighbors for Clean Air Regional Meeting. The Clean Air Council doesn’t have a location yet, but it will be Wednesday, January 29th. The focus is likely to be on coke plant regulations and the emissions violations that occurred at the Clairton US Steel plant during the last week of December 2019. There is usually a time for letter writing at the end of these meetings.

Day: Wednesday, January 29th
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. dinner meeting
Location: Cappy’s Cafe 5431 Walnut St, Pittsburgh, PA 15232

2020 Barbara Daly Danko Political Forum

The 14th Ward Independent Democratic Club is pleased to announce that the Club’s Annual Meeting will host a panel discussion on Sunday, January 26th titled The Petrochemical Build-Out: Not What It’s Cracked Up To Be? The speakers will be Dr. Erin N. Mayfield and Dr. Patricia M. DeMarco, who have both received distinguished awards for their research

Held by the 14th Ward Independent Democratic Club and the Chatham University College Democrats

When: Sunday, January 26, 2020 
Doors Open 1:00 P.M, Forum 1:30 P.M.
Location: Eddy Theatre, Chatham University, Woodland Rd. Pittsburgh 15232

Ongoing Issues

Oil-and-gas wells produce nearly a trillion gallons of radioactive toxic waste a year.

Shocking new investigative study shows how it could be making workers sick and contaminating communities across America. The radioactive waste being spread over Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

The radiation is making truckers that haul brine sick, the brine is being used as ice melt on roads and becoming airborne, it’s being sprayed adjacent to corn fields, dumped in rivers, the list goes on.

This article is also in audio form. Here is the article

PBS NewsHour presents a special series on The Plastic Problem

By 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean. PBS NewsHour takes a closer look at how it’s impacting the world and ways we can break our plastic addiction.

Here’s the online video

Sulfur / rotten egg smell in the air

You may have noticed a sulfur or rotten egg odor in the air. US Steel Clairton is the largest coke plant in the United States, and it’s right up the river. The air monitor nearest to U.S. Steel’s Clairton Coke Works has detected levels of hydrogen sulfide above the state’s daily average standard an average of 52 times per year for the past seven years. Here’s info on the plant and what you can do.

New Report Finds Chemicals of Concern in Local Drinking Water

There was a list of nine cancer-causing chemicals that were found in at least one of the 10 largest municipal drinking water systems in Allegheny County. One of the more prominent ones was bromodichloromethane. Here’s the article

From the article, “One of the most notable sources is oil and gas wastewater”