Pennsylvania Constitution Declaration of Rights
Section 27. Natural Resources and the Public Estate:
The people have a right to clean air, pure water, and to the preservation of the natural, scenic, historic and esthetic values of the environment. Pennsylvania’s public natural resources are the common property of all the people, including generations yet to come. As trustee of these resources, the Commonwealth shall conserve and maintain them for the benefit of all the people.
Hourly Air Quality Updates
Reduce air pollution at its source. Take a look at your daily activities to see if you can reduce pollution by driving less, recycling materials, stop open burning, and remind people to turn off diesel engines when they are not driving.
PM2.5 Sinks (Plant a tree)
Trees are wonderful organisms for removing air pollution. Some of the best in this region for removal of PM2.5 include Mountain hemlock, European ash, Siberian Larch, Chinese tulip tree, and Cedar of Lebanon. Take a look at our full list of recommended trees (PDF).
Care About Your Air. Help us save lives.
Knowledge is power. Learn more about air pollution and the health consequences of air pollution. Limit outdoor activities during air quality action days.