Explosions at the Clairton Coke Works outside Pittsburgh and the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in Philadelphia caused major fires and damaged controls - releasing clouds of black smoke and toxic fumes over vulnerable neighborhoods that have some the highest rates of asthma.
These incidents illustrate the need to correct flaws in how we hold companies accountable and communicate with residents about air impacts that threaten their health.
HB 1752 in the state house answers this need by increasing fines and requiring industry to develop and maintain a municipal notification plan.
Take Action! Email your legislator today and urge them to support this bill.