Allegheny County Council has approved a trio of new air quality laws that will tighten restrictions on printing plants, industrial solvents and wood-burning boilers.
The new rules bring restrictions on lithographic and letterpress printers into line with state and federal standards. They also set new setback requirements for wood-fired boilers and increase restrictions on days the county's air quality is poor.
None of the rules will affect local businesses, Allegheny County Health Department officials said. They were passed unanimously by county council.
Councilman Matt Drozd, R-Ross, suggested the county take legal action against polluters from out of state, which he said are drastically contributing to the county's air quality issues.