"The Hub" is a weekly round-up of transportation related news in the Philadelphia area. Check back weekly to keep up to date on the issues Clean Air Council's transportation staff finds important. This is the first edition - we hope you enjoy!
What if we could help eliminate 53,000 premature deaths a year by making safe cycling more accessible? That is what I asked Senators Patrick Toomey and Robert Casey, Jr. and Representative Chaka Fattah during the National Bike Summit and Women’s Forum Lobby Day. This year, on behalf of Clean Air Council, I joined advocacy organizations Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia (BCGP) and Bike Pittsburgh (Bike PGH), leadership development organization Cadence Youth Cycling (CYC), and bike manufacturer Advanced Sports International (ASI) in Washington, D.C.
We know from experience that pollution-emitting facilities and companies will not regulate themselves. Instead, we have regulations in place to protect the health of our communities. Unfortunately, many facilities disregard these regulations and put everyone’s health in danger.
That’s the current state of affairs for Clairton Coke Works. The U.S.
Join Clean Air Council, Sierra Club, Moms Clean Air Force, Earthworks, PennEnvironment, and Pittsburgh350 in Pittsburgh for a morning of climate action and education following the international climate negotiations in Paris!