Sep 27: EPA Hearing on gas drilling air pollution and demonstration

Hundreds to demand reductions in air pollution from oil & natural gas Pittsburgh to Host One of Three Public Hearings Nationally
on Proposed Federal Standards for Polluting Industries

WHAT: On Tuesday, September 27, hundreds of community members, medical professionals, and concerned citizens will gather in downtown Pittsburgh for a press conference regarding a public hearing with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), on proposed federal standards to reduce harmful air pollution from the oil and natural gas industry. The EPA’s “new source performance standards” would protect millions from toxic air pollutants emitted by the dirty industry.

EPA’s proposed rule is the first-ever federal safeguard aimed at cutting harmful air pollution from hydraulic fracturing.  Hundreds of supporters of this rule will give testimony on its importance for the protection of public health, the environment and the community.

WHERE: The David L Lawrence Convention Center Room 315-316, 1000 Ft. Duquesne Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA

9am-8pm: EPA Public Hearing.  Scheduled breaks at 12:30pm-2:00pm and 5:00pm-6:30pm
12:30 pm: Press conference in room 317 of the David L Lawrence Convention Center
1:30 pm: Clean Air March outside of David L Lawrence Convention Center

WHO:  (speakers at press conference)
  • Jeff Schmidt, Director Sierra Club Pennsylvania Chapter  
  • Jay Duffy, Clean Air Council  
  • Steve Hvozdovich, Clean Water Action  
  • Pam Judy, Greene County resident  
  • Erika Staaf, Penn Environment  
  • David McCabe, Atmospheric Scientist, Clean Air Task Force  
  • Jamin Bogi, Group Against Smog and Pollution  
  • Janet McIntyre, West Virginia Resident  
  • Bridget Coyne, Westmoreland County Resident  
  • Katherine Luke, Pittsburgh Student Environmental Coalition

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