Lee to host environmental forum in Forest Hills

Public encouraged to learn how they can impact local and state environmental policy

FOREST HILLS, Aug. 14 – A warming planet, daily air quality warnings, water that sickens those who drink it – decades after landmark environmental protections went into effect, the struggle for clean air and water continues, even as those in power seek to weaken the protections that are in place.

On Tuesday state Rep. Summer Lee, D-Allegheny, will host a public forum on the environment from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Forest Hills Borough Building on Greensburg Pike. The public is invited to join Lee and local organizations to learn about local and global environmental concerns and how they can impact policy-making at the local and state level.

“As we have seen first-hand, the struggle for clean air and water continues in our region,” Lee said. “Often these issues can seem too big for us to tackle alone, whether it’s standing up to a global corporation polluting the air we breathe, or a president bent on rolling back decades of progress on environmental issues. But together, we can make policy makers and politicians hear us and our concerns, and affect real, lasting change.”

Topics at the meeting will include fracking, Mon-Valley Works, general pollution and the next steps in the fight for a stable, equitable and healthy future for the Mon-Valley and the planet.

People with questions can contact Lee’s office at 412-273-3400. More information is also available on Facebook. To RSVP, follow this link.