Category Archives: Announcements

Mayor Peduto Releases “Clean and Green” Plan to Stop Flooding and CSOs

On September 26th at a City Council post-agenda on flooding issues, Mayor Bill Peduto along with the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority, unveiled the City’s Clean and Green plan to prevent flooding and solve our region’s sewer overflow problems! The … Continue reading

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Regional Leaders Tell the EPA “We Need Clean Water, Green Infrastructure Now”

With the deadline to sign our region’s EPA Consent Decree fast approaching, eighty five local municipal and elected officials, organizational leaders, and faith leaders from all over the region have signed a letter to the EPA asking that the Consent … Continue reading

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Beyond Tunnel Vision: Good Jobs & Green Communities – Lessons from Kansas City

Did you see the big news? Mayor Peduto and County Executive Fitzgerald, with the support of ALCOSAN, submitted a letter to the EPA calling for agreen-first, green-preferred plan to fix our sewer system. Continue reading

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ALCOSAN’s Drop Shaft Plan Exposed

Members of the Clean Rivers Campaign, Riverlife, Bike Pittsburgh, PCRG, the Parks Conservancy, Pittsburgh United, and other allies stood together for a press conference exposing ALCOSAN’s new tunnel and drop shaft plan. Continue reading

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Municipalities Receive Extension to Pursue Green Infrastructure

The Clean Rivers Campaign has been educating consumers and urging ALCOSAN and regional leaders to adopt a green first approach to solving our sewer overflow problem since 2011.  This approach is the only one that takes ratepayer money and returns not … Continue reading

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We need your help to go Green First in the ‘Burgh!

Two years ago, the Clean Rivers Campaign launched an advocacy campaign to educate our elected officials and the public about the opportunity to create a sustainable and vibrant Pittsburgh by investing in a green first approach to solving our stormwater runoff … Continue reading

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We’re hiring!

Established in 2007, Pittsburgh UNITED strives to advance social and economic justice in the Pittsburgh region by ensuring that working families and low- and moderate-income communities are able to share in the prosperity that is generated by economic growth and … Continue reading

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We have a right to know!

Members of the Clean Rivers Campaign spent the morning delivering a Right to Know request to ALCOSAN. A Right to Know request allows citizens to request public records, similar to the federal Freedom of Information Act. In January, ALCOSAN responded … Continue reading

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“It’s Our Time” – George Hawkins Inspires CRC Supporters

Monday, May 13th, Mr. George Hawkins spoke to Clean Rivers Campaign supporters for our Beyond Tunnel Vision speaker series at Phipps Conservatory’s Botany Hall. Hawkins is the General Manager of the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority and has … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Mayoral Candidates Weigh in on CRC Issues

On May 21st Pittsburghers will go to the polls to vote for Mayor in the 2013 Primary Election. We attended forums held across the city where the mayoral candidates were asked to weigh in on the critical issues facing our … Continue reading

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