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Do you care about the quality of the air in the City of Pittsburgh? If so, you have the opportunity to hear various experts give their testimony to Pittsburgh City Council on air pollution in our region and what can be done to combat it. Councilor Corey O’Connor will host the post agenda meeting this Thursday in Council chambers. Speakers will include representatives of environmental groups, academia, and the health care industry.

Attending this meeting will convey the message to city officials that the citizens of Pittsburgh care about the quality of our air and believe that fighting air pollution is an important concern.

The meeting will take place on Thursday, October 30 at 2:00 PM in Council chambers on the fifth floor of the City-County Building, at 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

Invited guests include:

John Graham, Senior Scientist, Clean Air Task Force

Albert Presto, Assistant Research Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Melon University

Phil Johnson, Interim Director, Environmental Program, Heinz Endowments

Dr. Debbie Gentile, Allegheny General Hospital

Jody Handley

George Jugovic, Jr., Chief Counsel, Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future

Dr. Karen Hacker, Allegheny County Health Department

Rachel Fillipini, Executive Director, Group Against Smog and Pollution


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