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The Pioneers of Western Pennsylvania's Environmental Transformation

Long before Pittsburgh knew it had environmental problems, there were visionaries who saw how man's impact on the environment—here and around the world—had to be addressed. They used their talents, their influence, and their ingenuity to effect change that is still evident in the Pittsburgh-area environment today. Their work was the catalyst that helped bring about Pittsburgh's dramatic environmental transformation and set in motion cultural, political, legislative, economic, and technological innovations that impacted this region's relationship with the environment. Equally important, they pioneered the environmental movement that saved Pittsburgh from certain ecological disaster and eventually led to sweeping advances in environmental stewardship and management around the world.