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Press Conference: Peoples Gas, EDF Will Announce Unprecedented Commitment to Cut Methane Emissions in the City of Pittsburgh

Solutions using advanced leak detection methods foster city and state climate action

MEDIA ADVISORY: On Tuesday, January 8, 2019, Peoples Gas will join Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and top public officials to announce an unprecedented commitment to reduce methane emissions in its City of Pittsburgh service territory. In addition to the speakers, Peoples will showcase a specialized mapping vehicle equipped with the advanced leak detection sensors.

Reducing methane, a potent greenhouse gas, will allow the City of Pittsburgh to make significant progress toward achieving the ambitious climate protection goals set by Mayor William Peduto. Reducing methane leakage has also been a major focus of Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and aligns with Gov. Tom Wolf’s efforts to ensure that Pennsylvania’s oil and gas sector is safer, cleaner and more competitive.

Peoples will be using advanced leak detection methods developed in collaboration with EDF, Colorado State University, and Google Earth Outreach, installed on a Peoples Gas service vehicle, to locate and measure methane escaping from the utility’s Pittsburgh distribution system.

Press conference at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Heinz History Center, Great Hall, Ground Level, 1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA

The Honorable Rich Fitzgerald, Allegheny County Executive

Office of the Honorable William Peduto, Mayor of Pittsburgh

Morgan O’Brien, chief executive officer, Peoples Gas

Dan Grossman, senior director of state programs, Environmental Defense Fund

Key local and state officials also expected

A mapping vehicle will be available alongside experts to address technical questions.

Light breakfast available starting at 9:30 a.m.

RSVP: Elaine Labalme, Environmental Defense Fund

elaine.labalme@gmail.com, 412-996-4112


Environmental Defense Fund (edf.org), a leading international nonprofit organization, creates transformational solutions to the most serious environmental problems. EDF links science, economics, law and innovative private-sector partnerships. Connect with us on our Energy Exchange blog, Twitter and Facebook.

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