Guide to the Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP) Records, 1968-2002 AIS.1979.21

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP) Records
Creator
GASP (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
Collection Number
AIS.1979.21
Date
1968-2002
Extent
10.89 linear feet (13 boxes, 1 oversize file)
Abstract
The Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP) Records (1968-2002) comprises a wide variety of material documenting the activities of this environmental organization. Areas of concentration include administrative records, legal cases, outreach efforts and environmental issues, such as acid rain, energy, transportation, hazardous waste and water. Additionally, legal records documenting court cases involving the companies United States Steel, Ling-Temco-Vought (LTV) and Shenango, Inc. are included as well as litigation materials of air pollution cases, state implementation plans and other environmental legal cases.

Preferred Citation

Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP) Records, 1968-2002, AIS.1979.21, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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History

The Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP) was founded as a non-profit citizens' group in 1969 by a group of 43 volunteers in southwestern Pennsylvania working for a "healthy, sustainable environment." Over the years, the group has worked to improve environmental standards in the region through educational programs and a quarterly newsletter, Hotline. In the 1970s, GASP entered into litigation in Federal District Court to require Allegheny County to adopt standards based on the Clean Air Act of 1970. In the 1980s, GASP cooperated with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in bringing about enforcement of air quality standards at the US Steel Coke production facilities at its Clairton Works.

The mission statement of the organization is as follows: "GASP will act to obtain for the residents of Western Pennsylvania clean air, water, and land in order to create the healthy, sustainable environment and quality of life to which we are all entitled." As of 2011, the organization is still active and continues to work to educate the public on questions of pollution and its remediation. GASP's website can be found through this link: http://gasp-pgh.org/.

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Scope and Content Notes

The Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP) Records contain materials relating to this environmental organization between 1968 and 2002. This collection is comprised of correspondence; diagrams; schematic plans; reports; financial records; by-laws; awards; staff biographies; publications; statements; court documents; newspaper clippings; photographs; membership lists; testimonies; and policies. Areas of concentration include administrative records, legal cases, outreach efforts and environmental issues including acid rain, energy, transportation, hazardous waste and water. Additionally, legal records documenting court cases involving the companies United States Steel, Ling-Temco-Vought (LTV) and Shenango, Inc. are included as well as litigation materials of air pollution cases, state implementation plans and other environmental legal cases.

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Arrangement

Additional scope notes are found at the series and subseries level. The collection is divided into six series. Series III. Legal has been arranged into six subseries. Series I through Series V are arranged chronologically, while Series VI is arranged alphabetically.

Series I. Administrative, 1969-1994

Series II. Board of Directors, 1969-1999

Series III. Legal, 1969-2002

Series IV. Outreach, 1968-1993

Series V. Subject Files, 1970-1996

Series VI. Related Companies, 1971-1976

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, October 2004

University of Pittsburgh Library System
Archives & Special Collections
Website: library.pitt.edu/archives-special-collections
412-648-3232 (ASC) | 412-648-8190 (Hillman)
Contact Us: www.library.pitt.edu/ask-archivist

Revision Description

 Eden Orelove updated the finding aid to reflect reprocessing of collection due to high quantity of new material added in 2011. August 2011

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright

The University of Pittsburgh holds the property rights to the material in this collection, but the copyright may still be held by the original creator/author. Researchers are therefore advised to follow the regulations set forth in the U.S. Copyright Code when publishing, quoting, or reproducing material from this collection without the consent of the creator/author or that go beyond what is allowed by fair use.

Accruals

A substantial amount of more material (10 linear feet) was donated to ASC by Gladys Maharam on March 31, 2009. In April 2011, James Longhurst, Assistant Professor of History, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, returned materials that a former GASP president had loaned to him in order complete his personal research.

Acquisition Information

GASP donated three boxes of material to the ASC on July 31, 1979.

Processing Information

The original collection of three boxes was processed by Christina Reed in October 2004. To integrate newly accessioned materials, Eden Orelove reprocessed the entire collection and created a new arrangement during the summer of 2011. Series I through Series V was processed by Eden Orelove. Materials in the original collection were moved to Series VI processed by Christina Reed.

Revision for the encoded version series VI of the finding aid was provided by Andy Newman in October 2004 and by Charles Stanford in December 2005. Information about the collection title and the controlled access terms was extracted from the MARC record in the University of Pittsburgh catalog Voyager ID number: 1363680.

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Related Materials

Related Material

Jeannette Widom Papers Relating to GASP, 1970-1981, AIS.1994.10, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Allegheny County (Pa.). Air Pollution Variance Board.
  • GASP (Pittsburgh, Pa.).

Genre(s)

  • Correspondence
  • Petitions

Subject(s)

  • Air -- Pollution -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County
  • Associations
  • Environment
  • Environmental protection -- Pennsylvania -- Societies, etc.
  • Natural resources -- Pennsylvania
  • Natural resources -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Pollution -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County
  • Smog -- United States
  • Societies -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh

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Previous Citation

Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP) Records, 1968-2002, AIS.1979.21, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP) Records, 1971-1976, AIS.1979.21, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

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Collection Inventory

Series  I. Administrative, 1969-1994 

Scope and Content Notes

This series dates between 1969 and 1994 and contains the administrative records of GASP. The documents found in the Administrative series include public relations and financial records, correspondence, by-laws, meeting minutes, awards, staff biographies, pamphlets and statements of the group. The material is arranged chronologically.

  BoxFolder
Public Relations, 1969-1971 11
  Folder
Form Letter and Related Correspondence, 1970-1974 2
  Folder
Public Relations Correspondence and Announcements, 1970-1974 3
  Folder
Letters to the Editor Correspondence, 1970-1981 4
  Folder
Membership Forms, ca. 1970s 5
  Folder
By-Laws, 1970-1977 6
  Folder
Newsletters, 1970-1993 7
  Folder
Representative Lists and Correspondence, 1971 8
  Folder
Public Relations Mailing Lists, 1971-1974 9
  Folder
Awards and Related Materials, 1971-1978 10
  Folder
Staff Biographies and Resumes, 1971-1994 11
  Folder
Press Releases and Related Correspondence, 1972 12
  Folder
Film Advertisements and Correspondence, 1972-1975 13
  Folder
Public Relations, 1973 14
  Folder
Public Service Announcements, 1973 15
  Folder
Public Relations, 1973 16
  Folder
Treasurers' Reports, 1974 17
  BoxFolder
Public Relations, 1975 21
  Folder
Donor Correspondence, 1975-1980 2
  Folder
Financial Records, 1980 3
  Folder
Environmental Dictionary and Glossaries, ca. early 1980s  4
  Folder
Membership Advertisements, 1978-1983 5
  Folder
Letters to the Editor, 1981-1983 6
  Folder
Questionnaires, 1982-1983 7
  Folder
Fiscal Records, 1989-1994 8
  Folder
Mascot Correspondence and Skit Script, 1971-1974 9
  Folder
Announcements of Meetings and Membership Options, 1979-1983 10
  Folder
Pamphlets, undated 11
  Folder
Recycling Statement, undated 12

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Series  II. Board of Directors, 1969-1999 

Scope and Content Notes

The Board of Directors series includes three categories: Records, Correspondence, and Annual Meeting Records. Within each of these three categories the folders are arranged chronologically. The dates of the series range from 1969 to 1999. This series includes documents produced and received by and the Board of Directors of GASP including meeting minutes and correspondence.

  BoxFolders
Records, 1969-1999 31-15
  Folders
Correspondence, 1969-1995 16-32
  Folders
Annual Meeting Records, 1970-1992 33-42

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Series  III. Legal, 1969-2002 

Scope and Content Notes

The Legal series (1969-2002) is divided into six subseries: United States Steel; State Implementation Plans; Ling-Temco-Vought (LTV); Shenango, Inc.; Air Pollution; and Other. This series includes court documents, correspondence, testimonies, media coverage and reports about the legal cases involving GASP. Within each subseries the folders are arranged chronologically. Further scope notes are available at the subseries level.

Subseries  1. United States Steel, 1969-1995 

Scope and Content Notes

The United States Steel subseries includes information on several litigations that involved the United States Steel Company (also known as U.S. Steel, U.S.S. and U.S.X.) and GASP. These include the Clairton Coke Works dispute and the Mon Valley Consent Decree Case. The materials in this subseries range from 1969 to 1995 and are arranged chronologically.

  BoxFolder
Clairton Coke Works Correspondence and Court Documents, 1969-1970 41
  Folder
Steel Workers Records, 1969-1981 2
  Folder
Correspondence and Newspaper Clippings about United States Steel, 1971-1983 3
  Folder
Court Documents, 1971-1972 4
  Folder
Correspondence and Media Coverage about Clairton Coke Works, 1971-1982 5
  Folder
Correspondence, Media Coverage and Testimonies about Clairton Coke Works, 1972 6
  Folder
Task Force Report and Correspondence about Clairton Coke Works and U.S.S. Steel, 1972 7
  Folder
Clairton Task Force Report and Correspondence, 1972-1973 8
  Folder
News Releases, Testimony and Meeting Notes about the Clairton Coke Works, 1972-1976 9
  Folder
Correspondence and Testimony, 1973 10
  Folder
Clairton Coke Works Correspondence, Reports and Press Releases, 1973 11
  Folder
Clairton Coke Works Observations Film Negatives, 1975 12
  Folder
Clairton Coke Works Newspaper Clippings and Statements, 1975-1984 13
  Folder
Clairton Coke Works Case Court Documents, 1976 14
  Folder
Correspondence about the Clairton Coke Plant, 1976-1978 15
  Folder
Clairton Court Case Documents and Correspondence, 1976-1979 16
  Folder
Correspondence, Newspaper Clipping and Report about the Steel Industry, 1977-1980 17
  Folder
Steel Communities Meeting Materials, 1979 18
  Folder
"Bubble" Plan Records, 1979-1982 19
  Folder
Mon Valley Consent Decrees, 1980 20
  Folder
U.S.S. Steel Corporation Civil Action 79-709 Consent Decree, 1980 21
  Folder
United States Steel Workers of America Correspondence, 1980-1984 22
  Folder
Correspondence and Reports about the Mon Valley Consent Decrees, 1980-1985 23
  Folder
Correspondence, 1981-1982 24
  Folder
Extension Act Court Documents and Correspondence, 1981-1983 25
  Folder
Mon Valley Consent Decree Correspondence and Court Documents, 1982 26
  Folder
Civil Action No. 79-709 Court Documents, 1982 27
  Folder
Mon Valley Works Road Dust Control Program Consent Decree, 1984 28
  Folder
Coke Quench Waters Study Report and Research, 1985-1995 29
  Folder
Clairton Court Case Correspondence, 1985-1986 30
  Folder
Clairton Coke Pollution Citizens Risk Assessment Documentation, 1988-1989 31
  Folder
Clairton Coke Plant Statistics, Correspondence and Court Documents, 1992-1993 32
  Folder
United States Versus USX Corporation Second Consent Decree, 1993 33
  Folder
USX Corporation Court Documents, 1993 34
  Folder
USX Settlement Correspondence, 1996 35
  Folder
USX Corporation Court Documents, undated 36

Subseries  2. State Implementation Plans, 1979-1995 

Scope and Content Notes

The State Implementation Plans subseries includes materials from the PM10 and the Environmental Protection Agency state implementation plans. Several folders contain records of how the plans affect Allegheny County in particular. The materials (1979-1995) include meeting records, correspondence, testimonies, reports, media coverage and settlement agreements. It is arranged chronologically.

  BoxFolder
Environmental Protection Agency State Implementation Plan Public Meeting Records, 1971-1972 51
  Folder
Correspondence and Statements, 1971-1973 2
  Folder
Testimony, 1979-1980 3
  Folder
Documentation, 1979-1993 4
  Folder
Report on Suspended Particulates, March 24, 1980 5
  Folder
Hearings Records, 1980 6
  Folder
Correspondence, 1979-1983 7
  Folder
Testimonies, November 12, 1980 8
  Folder
Newspaper Clippings, 1980 9
  Folder
Allegheny County Testimony and Correspondence, 1980 10
  Folder
PM10 State Implementation Plan Testimony, News Releases, Correspondence and Reports, 1988-1995 11
  Folder
Allegheny County Reports, 1994 12
  Folder
Lincoln Borough Power Source Records, 1993-1995 13
  Folder
PM10 Subcommittee Meeting Notes, Correspondence and News Releases, 1993-1995 14
  Folder
Liberty Borough/Clairton Area PM10 Area Reports and Correspondence, 1995 15
  Folder
PM10 Settlement Agreements, 1996 16

Subseries  3. Ling-Temco-Vought (LTV), 1993-2002 

Scope and Content Notes

The Ling-Temco-Vought (LTV) subseries includes records of the lawsuit of LTV vs. the United States Environmental Protection Agency and GASP. The pollution of LTV's Coke Mills is the topic of the legal documents. Correspondence, media coverage, permit applications, lawsuit documents, position statements and interrogatories from the public comprise this subseries. The records (1993-2002) are arranged chronologically.

  Folder
Correspondence about LTV Steel and Proposed Coke Plant, 1993-2002 17
  Folder
Media Coverage and Related Correspondence, 1994-1998 18
  Folder
Air Quality Program Permit Application, 1998 19
  Folder
Lawsuit Documents, 1998-1999 20
  Folder
Position Statements about the LTV Site, 1998-1999 21
  Folder
Correspondence and Resume of Attorney Robert Yuhnke, 1998-2000 22
  Folder
Interrogatories, 1998-2000 23
  Folder
Court Documents and Correspondence, 1998-2001 24
  Folder
Motions to Intervene, 1999 25
  Folder
Court and Attorney Records, 2000-2001 26
  Folder
Correspondence and Court Documents, 2002 27

Subseries  4. Shenango, Inc., 1980-2001 

Scope and Content Notes

The Shenango, Inc. subseries includes materials from the legal case relating to the air pollution violations of Shenango, Inc.'s coke-making facilities. Materials include correspondence, court documents, newspaper clippings, advertisements and meeting records. The subseries (1980-2001) is arranged chronologically.

  Folder
Air Pollution Correspondence, Newspaper Clippings and Legal Documents, 1980-1982 28
  Folder
Public Comments in Opposition to Proposed Installation Permit for the Coke Making Facilities 1998-1999 29
  Folder
Exhibited Court Documents, 1998-2000 30
  Folder
Correspondence, 1998-2001 31
  Folder
Environmental Protection Agency for Civil Contempt, September 1999 32
  Folder
Public Hearing Advertisements and Comments, 1999 33
  Folder
Meeting Documents, 1999 34
  Folder
Background Information about Antaeus Energy-Shenango, Inc. 1999 35
  Folder
Correspondence Disputing GASP's Position, 1999 36
  Folder
Notice of Intent Document, July 22, 1999 37
  Folder
Press Clippings about Shenango, Inc. Violations, 1999-2001 38
  Folder
Court Documents, 2000 39

Subseries  5. Air Pollution, 1970-1996 

Scope and Content Notes

The Air Pollution subseries includes materials related to various bills and court cases involving air pollution violations and regulations. A large portion of this subseries includes materials documenting the Clean Air Act as well as the health effects of polluted air. The materials (1970-1996) are arranged chronologically.

  BoxFolder
Health Effects of Air Pollution Testimony, Correspondence and Photograph, 1969-1992 61
  Folder
Allegheny County Air Pollution Appeals and Variance Review Board Reports, 1970-1971 2
  Folder
Testimonies, 1970-1971 3
  Folder
Allegheny County Air Code Variance Board Records, 1970-1972 4
  Folder
Speeches, 1970-1972 5
  Folder
Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce Air Pollution Hearings Testimony, December 1971 6
  Folder
Allegheny County Air Pollution Appeals and Variance Review Board Report, December 23, 1971 7
  Folder
Control Regulations, 1971-1975 8
  Folder
Testimonies, 1972 9
  Folder
Pennsylvania State Legislature Air Pollution Meeting Testimony, Correspondence and News Releases, February 1972 10
  Folder
Allegheny County Article XVIII Air Pollution Control News Releases, Testimony and Correspondence, 1972-1973 11
  Folder
Allegheny County Health Department Article XVIII Rules and Regulations, 1972 12
  Folder
Clean Air Act Correspondence and Reports, 1973-1978 13
  Folder
Clean Air Act Testimony, 1974 14
  Folder
Clean Air Act Compliance Regulation Reports and Correspondence, 1975-1978 15
  Folder
Clean Air Act Newspaper Clippings, 1978-1987 16
  Folder
Clean Air Act News Releases, Reports and Correspondence, 1980-1987 17
  Folder
Clean Air Act Amendments 1976-1990 18
  Folder
Environmental Protection Agency Air Pollution Control Policy Statement, November 29, 1979 19
  Folder
Air Pollution Control Advisory Board Records, 1979-1993 20
  Folder
Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board Statements and Correspondence about Air Pollution, 1979-1982 21
  Folder
Testimonies, 1979-1984 22
  Folder
Clean Air Act Press Conference Records, 1981 23
  Folder
Clean Air Council Newsletters and Correspondence, 1981-1985 24
  Folder
Air Pollution Control Plan Meeting Testimony, 1982 25
  Folder
Clean Indoor Act Records, 1986-1987 26
  Folder
Clean Air Act Correspondence and News Releases, 1987-1990 27
  Folder
Air Toxics Control Act Correspondence and Fact Sheet, 1989 28
  Folder
Clean Air Bill Correspondence and News Releases, 1990 29
  Folder
Clean Air Alert Materials, 1991 30
  Folder
Operating Permit Program for Air Pollution Control Records, 1993-1994 31
  Folder
Bureau of Air Quality Control Title V Permit Materials, 1994 32
  Folder
Correspondence and Press Releases about the Allegheny County Air Quality Control Program, 1996 33
  Folder
Testimony about Air Pollution Control Regulations, undated 34

Subseries  6. Other, 1970-1996 

Scope and Content Notes

The Other subseries includes court cases and environmental legislation materials that do not fit into the other subseries within the Legal series. Included is information about noise control, water policy, various Pennsylvania legislature environmental bills and court cases against specific companies. This subseries (1970-1996) includes correspondence, testimonies, mailing lists, proposals and reports.

  BoxFolder
Correspondence and Lists of Possible Attorneys, 1970-1972 71
  Folder
Correspondence and Testimony about the Energy Crisis, 1973-1974 2
  Folder
Hearings Mailing Lists, 1971-1972 3
  Folder
Environmental Quality Board Testimony, January 17, 1972 4
  Folder
Variance Board Petition Records against Pram, Inc., 1973 5
  Folder
Allegheny County Health Department Testimony, February 1974 6
  Folder
Noise Control Legislation Proposals and Statements, 1975 7
  Folder
Pennsylvania Senate Bill 1248 Testimony, February 27, 1976 8
  Folder
Correspondence and Meeting Report with Congressman Walgren about Environmental Groups, 1977-1978 9
  Folder
Environmental Protection Agency Court Documents, 1980 10
  Folder
Governor Thornburgh's Private Sector Initiatives Task Force Subcommittee on Impediments Correspondence, 1980-1984 11
  Folder
House Bill 1236 "Right to Know" Correspondence, 1981-1983 12
  Folder
Correspondence with Arlen Specter, 1981-1984 13
  Folder
Environmental Protection Agency Notice of Findings, 1982 14
  Folder
Ohio and Appalachian Power Companies Court Case Correspondence, 1982 15
  Folder
Environmental Quality Board Reviews and Testimony, 1983-1986 16
  Folder
National Water Policy Records, 1984 17
  Folder
USA Versus Jones and Laughlin Steel, Inc. Court Documents, 1984 18
  Folder
Senate Bill 1211 Statements, Correspondence and Testimony, 1986 19
  Folder
Packet of Statements Gathered at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Public Hearing on Proposed Coke Oven Emission Standards, 1987 20
  Folder
Pennsylvania Legislature House Bill 1376 Correspondence, 1990 21
  Folder
Correspondence and Comments on Senate Bill 1650 and House Bill 2196, 1992 22
  Folder
Ohio River Basin Environmental Council Correspondence, News Releases and Newsletters, 1992-1994 23
  Folder
Pollution Prevention and Incineration Alternative Act Correspondence, News Release and Report, 1992-1994 24
  Folder
Environmental Protection Agency Public Hearing Transcript, 1993 25

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Series  IV. Outreach, 1968-1993 

Scope and Content Notes

The Outreach series includes materials that document the outreach efforts of GASP. Included are materials from environmental task forces, workshops, grants, publications and projects. Correspondence, reports, news releases, financial records, membership lists and photographs comprise this series. It is arranged chronologically from 1968 to 1993.

  Folder
Speaker's Bureau Materials, 1968-1973 26
  Folder
Environmental Protection Agency Correspondence, Reports and Brochures, 1970-1975 27
  Folder
Correspondence with Pennsylvania Legislatures, 1970-1983 28
  Folder
Testimony Workshops Materials, 1971-1972 29
  Folder
Project Environmental Rebirth Grant Records, 1971 30
  Folder
Pollution Land Tour Materials, 1971 31
  Folder
Leadership Seminar for Citizen Action Information Packet, October 1972 32
  Folder
Earth Week Public Information Seminar Packet, 1971 33
  Folder
Monongahela River Enforcement Conference Materials, 1971 34
  Folder
Department of Health, Education and Welfare/Environmental Protection Agency Grant Proposals and Correspondence, 1971-1974 35
  BoxFolder
Project Environmental Rebirth Grant Records, 1972-1973 81
  Folder
State Citizens' Advisory Council Records, 1972 2
  Folder
Citizens' Advisory Council Reports, 1972 3
  Folder
Citizens' Environmental Task Force Records, 1972-1973 4
  Folder
"Party Cookies Only" Cookbook Correspondence, News Releases and Financial Records, 1972-1976 5
  Folder
"Citizens" Environmental Task Force Reports, August 1973-July 1974 6
  Folder
"Just Coffeecake" Cookbook Correspondence, News Releases and Photograph, 1974-1975 7
  Folder
"Fun Buns" Cookbook Correspondence, News Releases and Financial Records, 1975-1979 8
  Folder
Project Environmental Library Outreach Materials, 1977 9
  BoxFolder
Project Pacesetter Records, 1977-1979 91
  Folder
Speakers Bureau Meeting Records, 1979 2
  Folder
Grant Application for Project Water Shortage Crisis Prevention, 1979 3
  Folder
Citizen Air Quality/Transportation Project Grant Proposal, Newspaper Clippings and Correspondence, 1979-1980 4
  Folder
Second Environmental Decade White House Celebration Correspondence, 1980 5
  Folder
Correspondence about the Year of the Coast Program, 1980-1982 6
  Folder
Pennsylvanians United to Rescue the Environment Records, 1982-1984 7
  Folder
Correspondence, Policy and Announcements about Public Participation and Toxins, 1983 8
  Folder
Environmental Information Center Proposal, 1984 9
  Folder
Environmental Protection Agency Grant Materials, 1985-1987 10
  Folder
Emission Reduction Technology Program Records, 1991-1993 11
  Folder
Earth Summit Photographs, Certificate and Meeting Announcement, 1992 12
  Folder
Proposed Supplemental Environmental Projects, 1999-2001 13
  Folder
Citizens Helping our Community (CHOC) Membership Lists and Correspondence, 1998 14

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Series  V. Subject Files, 1970-1996 

Scope and Content Notes

The Subject Files series includes information that is of such a wide variety of environmental causes they could not be easily arranged into the other series in the collection. Subjects include energy, water, air pollution, transportation, acid rain and hazardous waste materials. Newspaper clippings, conference records, photographs, policies, correspondence, meeting transcripts, testimonies and news releases comprise this series. It is arranged chronologically between 1970 and 1996.

  Folder
Correspondence with Politicians Ahapp, Milton and Thornburgh, 1969-1978 15
  Folder
Photographs and Postcards of Pollution in Pennsylvania, ca. 1970s 16
  Folder
Photographs and Slides of Pollution in Pittsburgh and Braddock, 1970-1972 17
  Folder
Environmental Law Violations Correspondence, 1970-1973 18
  Folder
Educational Programming Correspondence and Children's School Reports and Correspondence, 1970-1976 19
  Folder
Correspondence about Energy Issues, 1971-1972 20
  Folder
Duquesne Light Utilities and Energy Records, 1971-1981 21
  Folder
Emissions Correspondence and Fact Sheets, 1971-1982 22
  Folder
Drinking Water Quality Correspondence and Newspaper Clippings, 1971-1983 23
  BoxFolder
Correspondence, Testimony and News Releases about Energy Issues, 1973-1982 101
  Folder
Energy Regulations and Meeting Announcements, 1974 2
  Folder
Air Pollution Monitoring Records, 1974 3
  Folder
Regional Rail Reorganization Act Correspondence, Memo and Testimony, 1974-1975 4
  Folder
Pennsylvania Lung Association Correspondence, 1975 5
  Folder
Ground Water Statements and Legislation, 1975-1983 6
  Folder
Air Pollution Newspaper Clippings, 1975-1996 7
  Folder
Allegheny County Health Department Bureau of Air Pollution Control Emergency Plan, 1976 8
  Folder
President Carter's Energy Plan Correspondence, 1977 9
  Folder
Press Releases and Correspondence about Air Pollution, 1977-1981 10
  Folder
I-279 Construction Correspondence, 1977-1983 11
  Folder
Testimony, Advertisements and Correspondence about Transportation Issues, 1977-1993 12
  Folder
Action Seminar on Acid Rain Records, 1979-1980 13
  Folder
Acid Rain Correspondence, 1979-1981 14
  Folder
Acid Rain Testimony and Press Releases, 1979-1983 15
  Folder
Allegheny County Industrial Hazardous Waste Records, 1979-1983 16
  Folder
Acid Rain Newspaper Clippings, 1979-1983 17
  Folder
Hazardous Waste Testimony, Correspondence and Newspaper Clippings, 1979-1990 18
  Folder
Waste Alert Conference Records, 1980 19
  Folder
Allegheny County Industrial and Hazardous Waste Management Plan Report, July 22, 1980 20
  Folder
Industrial and Hazardous Advisory Group Correspondence, Reports and Meeting Transcript, 1980 21
  Folder
Newsclippings and Photographs Documenting Fire Damage of the Eastminster Church, 1981 22
  Folder
Reports on Acid Rain in Pennsylvania, 1980-1982 23
  Folder
Acid Rain Network Correspondence, Newsletters and Data, 1980-1982 24
  Folder
Acid Rain Task Force Reports and Correspondence, 1980-1983 25
  Folder
Pennsylvania Energy Policy Correspondence and Testimony, 1980-1983 26
  Folder
Background Information on Acid Rain, 1980-1984 27
  Folder
Solid Waste Management Plan Testimony, 1980-1990 28
  Folder
Citizen's Hazardous Waste Involvement Program Records, 1981 29
  Folder
Analysis of Effluent Guidelines Limitations Standards for Iron and Steel Manufacturers, April 1981 30
  Folder
Citizen's Hazardous Waste Roundtable Meeting Minutes, Progress Report and Remarks, 1981-1983 31
  Folder
Acid Rain Correspondence, 1982-1984 32
  Folder
Federal Clean Water Act Correspondence, 1983 33
  Folder
Acid Deposition Report, April 1984 34
  Folder
Citing Hazardous Waste Facilities Guide, 1986 35
  Folder
Municipal Waste Planning and Resource Recovery Act Statements and Correspondence, 1986 36
  Folder
Pennsylvania Acid Rain Coalition By-laws and Correspondence, 1987 37
  Folder
Acid Rain Bills and Correspondence, 1988 38
  Folder
Gasoline Volatility Regulations Correspondence, 1989 39
  Folder
Alleghany County Sanitary Authority Correspondence, Testimony and Fact Sheet, 1990-1992 40
  Folder
Duquesne Light Transmission Line Records, 1992 41
  Folder
Photographs of Pollution in Pennsylvania, 1999 42
  Folder
Photographs of Pollution and Testimonies, undated 43
  Folder
Radio spot "Let's Clear the Air," undated 44

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Series  VI. Related Companies 1971-1976 

Scope and Content Notes

The Related Companies series contains correspondence, legal materials, and other documents relating to Air Pollution Variance Petition Files between 1971-1976. The folders are organized alphabetically according to the organization responsible for filing the petition. In addition to the written documents, the series contains diagrams, schematic plans and study data for various industrial operations. These were run by various companies, including: Pittsburgh Plate Glass, US Steel, Edgar Thomson, Jones Laughlin, and the Allegheny Power Service Corporation. The flat file contains three copies of the "Dirty Gertie Award", two blank, and one given to US Steel for its "contribution to air pollution in Allegheny County".

  BoxFolder
Abrasive Materials, 1973 111
  Folder
Alcoa, 1973-1974 2
  Folder
Alcosan, 1974 3
  Folder
Allegheny Contracting, 1973 4
  Folder
Allegheny County Housing Authority, 1973-1975 5
  Folder
Allegheny County Steam Heating, 1972-1974 6
  Folder
Allegheny Label, 1973 7
  Folder
Allegheny Ludlum Steel, 1973-1975 8
  Folder
American Oil, 1973-1974 9
  Folder
American Tallow, 1973-1974 10
  Folder
Armour and Company, 1972-1973 11
  Folder
Armstrong and Cork Company, 1972-1973 12
  Folder
Ashland Oil Company, 1973-1975 13
  Folder
Atlantic Richfield (ARCO), 1972-1974 14
  Folder
Balch Flavor, 1973 15
  Folder
Bethlehem Steel, 1972-1975 16
  Folder
Blawnox Foundry and Mill Machinery, 1972-1973 17-18
  Folder
Brass and Bronze Casting Company, 1973 19
  Folder
Burrell Construction Company, 1973 20
  Folder
Calgon Corporation, 1973 21
  Folder
Carlynton School District, 1973 22
  Folder
Carnegie-Mellon University, 1972-1974 23
  Folder
Carnegie Tar and Asphalt Company, 1973 24
  Folder
Clairton School District, 1973-1974 25
  Folder
Codo Manufacturing Company, 1973 26
  Folder
Combustion Engineering, 1972-1973 27
  Folder
Dixmont State Hospital, 1974-1976 28
  Folder
Duquesne Light, Cheswick Power Station, 1971-1973 29
  Folder
Duquesne Light, Phillips Power Station, 1972-1976 30
  Folder
Duquesne Light, Beaver Valley Power Station (Nuclear Plant), 1971-1976 31
  Folder
Duquesne Light, James Reed Power Station, 1972-1973 32
  Folder
Duquesne Light, Colfax Power Station; 12th Street Heating, 1971-1973 33
  Folder
Duquesne Light, Miscellaneous, 1971 34
  Folder
Duquesne Slag, 1971-1975 35-36
  Folder
Edgewater Corporation, 1974 37
  Folder
Elizabeth Forward School District, 1973 38
  Folder
Exxon, 1973-1975 39
  Folder
General Electric, 1972-1975 40
  Folder
Gulf Oil Corporation, 1973 41
  Folder
Hafner Coffee Company, 1972-1974 42
  Folder
Hanlon Gregory Galvanizing, 1972-1973 43
  Folder
H.J. Heinz Company, 1972-1976 44
  Folder
O. Hommel Company, 1972-1974 45
  Folder
Inland Products, 1971-1975 46
  Folder
J. & L., 1972-1975 47-48
  BoxFolder
J. & L., 1971-1975 121-2
  Folder
Keystone Casing Company, 1972 3
  Folder
Louis Hahn and Son, 1973 4
  Folder
Mackintosh-Hemphill, 1972 5
  Folder
Marquette Cement, 1972-1974 1972-1974 6
  Folder
McKeesport Hospital, 1972-1974 7
  Folder
Mesta Machine, 1973-1974 8
  Folder
Metallurgical Exoproducts, 1973 9
  Folder
Mobile Oil Company, 1973 10
  Folder
Neville Cement, 1972-1973 11
  Folder
Neville Chemical Company, 1973 12
  Folder
M. O'Herron Company, 1972-1973 13
  Folder
Papercraft Corporation, 1974 14
  Folder
Perlite Manufacturing Company, 1973 15
  Folder
Phillips Petroleum Company, 1972-1974 16
  Folder
Pittsburgh Activated Carbon, 1972-1973 17
  Folder
Pittsburgh Brewing Company, 1974 18
  Folder
Pittsburgh Coal Company, 1973-1975 19
  Folder
Pittsburgh Forging, 1972-1974 20
  Folder
Pittsburgh Metal Lithographing, 1971-1974 21
  Folder
Pittsburgh Pacific Processing Company, 1973 22
  Folder
Pittsburgh Plate Glass (PPG), 1972-1973 23
  Folder
Pittsburgh School District, 1973 24
  Folder
Robroy Industries, 1972-1974 25
  Folder
Russell Industries, 1972 26
  Folder
Satellite Alloy, 1971-1974 27
  Folder
Shenango, 1971-1975 28-29
  Folder
SOHIO Petroleum Company, 1973-1975 30
  Folder
Southwest Grease and Oil, 1974 31
  Folder
Spang and Company, 1973 32
  Folder
Sto Rox School District, 1972-1973 33
  Folder
St. John's Hospital, 1972-1973 34
  Folder
Sulfuric Acid Plant, Neville Island (U.S. Steel), 1973-1975 35
  Folder
Sun Oil Company, 1972-1973 36
  Folder
Texaco, 1973-1974 37
  Folder
Union Steel Castings, 1972 38
  Folder
United States Gypsum Company, 1973-1975 39
  Folder
Universal Cyclops, 1973 40
  Folder
U.S. Steel, General, 1972-1973 41
  Folder
U.S. Steel, Boys Shop, 1971-1974 42
  Folder
U.S. Steel, Clairton Works, 1973-1974 43
  Folder
U.S. Steel, Irvin Works, 1974-1976 44
  Folder
U.S. Steel, Sinter Plant, Homestead, 1972-1975 45
  BoxFolder
U.S. Steel, Slag Quenching, 1971-1974 131
  Folder
U.S. Steel Stainless Steel Scarfing (Homestead Works), 1973-1975 2
  Folder
Vulcan Materials, 1973-1975 3
  Folder
Westinghouse Electric Corporation, 1972-1975 4
  Folder
West Mifflin, Borough of, 1974 5
  Folder
West Penn Power, 1972-1973 6-7
  Folder
Woodville State Hospital, 1972-1976 8
  Map-caseDrawer
Dirty Gertie Awards 410

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