Posts Tagged ‘air pollution’

SEPTA's Plan For Natural Gas Plant May Put Nicetown Residents In Harm's Way

SEPTA’s Plan For Natural Gas Plant May Put Nicetown Residents In Harm’s Way

January 27, 2017  |  Soapbox

Last November SEPTA officials voted in favor of building a natural gas power plant in Nicetown. Laura Cofksy, staff member of the environmental advocacy group 350 Philadelphia, says the health risks from air pollution to the 37,000 residents living there could be detrimental > more

Despite School Funding Crisis, City’s Fiscal House In Relatively Good Order, Says PICA

Despite School Funding Crisis, City’s Fiscal House In Relatively Good Order, Says PICA

July 22, 2014  |  Morning Blend

State board approves Philly’s next 5-year plan, infill once again proposed for Rittenhouse Square lot, groundbreaking for phase two of SugarHouse, source of stink in South Philly pinpointed, and another good second for the real estate market > more

Rethinking The Hazardous Waterfront

Rethinking The Hazardous Waterfront

December 3, 2012  |  Soapbox

What's the most unhealthy part of Philadelphia? A new study says anywhere along the Delaware River. In a Soapbox column today, Chris Mizes argues that while planners are taking into account public health by promoting mixed uses and walkability, when it comes to the waterfront especially, we're missing the bigger issue > more

Port Richmond's Sidewalks May Be Clean, But The Air Is Dirty

Port Richmond’s Sidewalks May Be Clean, But The Air Is Dirty

November 21, 2012  |  News

Faced with major sources of mostly unmonitored air pollution, Port Richmond residents, empowered by the Clean Air Council, have taken to "citizen science," monitoring for serious pollutants themselves. The aim, says new contributor Alex Vuocolo, is to create a more localized system for understanding hidden threats to public health > more