July 16, 2018
By Caiolinn Ertel
The air pollution in Allegheny County has been highlighted in the news lately. I can attest to the awful rotten egg smell that I get from time to time in Penn Hills. The coal power plants and Braddock US Steel plant exceed the allowable pollution and are fined repeatedly. The owners treat these fines as the cost of doing business. I will be pushing for increased fines for repeat offenses, say double the fine each time until they can no longer afford to pay it as a "cost of doing business". This is about the health of everyone in the region. SmellPGH is an app that you can install and use to make reports on air quality.