Clean Air

The right to breathe clean air is a human right. We are here to help you advocate for that right!

WHE, in collaboration with other organizations, advocates for clean air in our region. Specific attention is given to the Mon Valley where industry pollution has been the main source of poor air quality. Coke oven emissions are classified as Group A, known human carcinogen according to the EPA.

Coke oven Zollverein at night. Complex is illuminated and appears in red colors.

We Advocate to Ensure Industries are Held Accountable
for Regulation Standards at the Local, State and Federal Level

If you are interested in advocating for clean air, WHE would like to hear from you

Speakers Series with Dr. Jalonne White-Newsome, the White House's Chief Environmental Justice Officer

Our program focuses on the crucial issue of environmental justice, particularly in the face of climate change. The event will take place on Wednesday, May 1st, 2024, 6:00 – 8:30 pm, at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh.

During her talk, Dr. White-Newsome will shed light on the disproportionate impact of environmental pollution and climate change on low-income neighborhoods and communities of color.

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