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Sierra Club Allegheny Group

The Allegheny Group was organized in the early 1970s. It is one of 12 regional groups comprising the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Sierra Club.
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3109 Forbes Avenue, Suite 100
Pittsburgh , PA 15213
Phone: (412) 802-6161
Fax: (412) 802 6262
E-Mail: info@alleghenysc.org
Website: http://www.alleghenysc.org

Detailed Information:
Allegheny Group's first projects involved legal battles to oppose granting strip mining permits which threatened irreplaceable local water supplies. It also fought in and out of the courts to protect the Clarion River from pulp mill wastes. The Group is active in air and water pollution issues. The Group also did a study of lands on the Allegheny National Forest (ANF) that might qualify as Wilderness areas under the 1964 National Wilderness Act. It was instrumental in getting bills introduced in Congress to protect three areas as Wilderness, and succeeded in obtaining Wilderness status for the Hickory Creek area and a number of Allegheny River islands. The Group also played a role in restricting the use of off-road vehicles in the ANF. Later it got involved in developing a hiking guide to the ANF (now in its third edition) and a hiking guide to Laurel Highlands Trail (now in its fourth edition).

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