Council Comments on Cove Point, MD LNG Export Facility

Clean Air Council ("Council") hereby submits the following comments in response to the
Application of Dominion Cove Point LNG, LP (“DCP”) to the Maryland Public Service
Commission (“Commission”) for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (“CPCN”)
to construct a Generating Station with a Name-Plate Capacity of 130 megawatts (“MW”) at the
Dominion Cove Point Liquefied Natural Gas (“LNG”) Terminal in Calvert County, Maryland.
The comment period was originally to end March 3, 2014 but was then extended to April 2,
2014.2 These comments are timely submitted.

Solar States and Clean Air Council meet with State Rep. Curtis Thomas

PA Renewable Energy Update with State Rep Curtis Thomas

W. Goshen residents upset with gas pump station proposal

The West Goshen Township Zoning Hearing Board is holding a public meeting April 3rd 7PM to decide whether to grant Sunoco Logistics a height exemption to build a pumping station at 1261 Boot Road. Please feel free to contact the Council for information on commenting and carpooling to this important zoning board hearing.

W. Goshen Residents Upset with Gas Pump Station Proposal

Health Impact Assessment: Ethane Cracker

Royal Dutch Shell has proposed a new natural gas and chemical processing station in Monaca, PA, outside Pittsburgh. The proposed site is currently held by Horsehead Corporation which owns the inactive zinc smelting facility.  The proposed facility, known as a “cracker”, will separate natural gas and chemical feedstocks into different compounds used primarily in the manufacturing of plastics.  Increased hydraulic fracturing and natural gas collection has led to increased ethane available for “cracking”.

Post-Gazette calls Allegheny County to Action

 

Shenango’s duty: DTE Energy must end its ‘horrendous’ record

 

Clean Air Council Proposes Model Open Burning Ban Regulation For Allegheny County

On January 21, 2014 Clean Air Council attended a Regulation Subcommittee meeting of Allegheny County Air Pollution Control Advisory Committee to present a “No Burn” Model proposal to the committee to consider for revision of its open burning regulations. The suggestion was supported by the American Lung Association in a letter to the committee.  Also attending the meeting in support of the model regulation was the Executive Director of Women for a Healthy Environment.

Council Testifies in Support of City Council Solar Resolution

Philadelphia City Council passed the attached solar resolution today, sponsored by Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds-Brown. Outreach Director Matt Walker was in attendance and gave the following testimony is support of the resolution and further action.

 

Delaware Environmental Justice Initiative Website Details Council's Community Work In South Wilmington

Clean Air Council's Delaware Environmental Justice Initiative work focuses on air quality concerns impacting low income communities in South Wilmington.  The Council has identified two major issues of concern: odors emanating from Wilmington Organic Recycling Center and implementation and enforcement of Wilmington's fugitive dust ordinance.  More information about this work can be found on the Council's Delaware Environmental Justice Intiative website (www.delawareej.org). 

Clean Air Council Unveils New Wood Burning Website: I See Smoke PA

Clean Air Council has developed a new website providing information on the environmental impact of wood burning, including open burning, outdoor wood-fired boilers, and wood-burning stoves. 

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