Clean Air Council
Clean Air Council is a member-supported environmental organization serving the Mid-Atlantic Region. The Council is dedicated to protecting and defending everyone's right to breathe clean air. The Council works through a broad array of related sustainability and public health initiatives, using public education, community action, government oversight, and enforcement of environmental laws.
On August 30th ,1967 the Delaware Valley Citizens Council for Clean Air was officially created by the areas 11 Tuberculosis and Health Associations. The Council’s first actions were to partner with the City of Philadelphia in organizing the regions first Cleaner Air Week celebration and to testify for strong sulfur fuel restrictions in New Jersey.
By 1970, the Council was recognized by the American Heritage Publishing Company as one of the top 12 conservation organizations in the Nation most worthy of public support. That year, the Council also organized a local celebration of the first Earth Day. ...
In 2016, the Council opened an office in Pittsburgh and installed bike racks in front of stores in Philadelphia. The Council also achieved victory in a SLAPP suit case filed against the Council for stopping a fracking site from being permitted in Middlesex Township.
In 2017, the Council sued the US EPA for trying to delay methane rules and went to court to halt the construction of the Mariner East II pipeline. The Council also celebrated it’s 50th anniversary as well as the 35th anniversary of Executive Director and Chief Counsel Joe Minott.
Notes: The above descriptive information came from the organization's Mission and Vision and History pages. This organization has offices in Philadelphia, Harrisburg, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and in Wilmington, Delaware.
In The News
- What a walk along Germantown Avenue reveals: Tough going for pedestrians, Plan Philly, August 7, 2018.