Air

Anything related to air quality, air pollution, or the atmosphere

"Eastern States Press Midwest to Improve Air"

"WASHINGTON — In a battle that pits the East Coast against the Midwest over the winds that carry dirty air from coal plants, the governors of eight Northeastern states plan to petition the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday to force tighter air pollution regulations on nine Rust Belt and Appalachian states."

Source: NY Times, 12/09/2013

Idaho Power Customers Won't Pay For Coal Pollution Controls ... For Now

"A week after opponents of coal-fired electricity flooded the chambers of the Idaho Public Utilities Commission, regulators have denied a bid by Idaho Power to charge its customers $130 million to help implement mandated pollution controls for two of four generators at the Jim Bridger coal plant near Rock Springs, Wyo., where the utility company is part owner."

Source: Boise Weekly, 12/04/2013

"Kids Face 'Cooking Pot for Asthma' in California'S Central Valley"

"MODESTO, Calif. – The students filing into Bret Harte Elementary School every morning barely notice the flags fluttering by the school's main entrance. There is the American flag, the California state flag and the color-coded asthma flag – green when the air is clear, red when it is a respiratory nightmare, as it so often is here."

"'Asthma pretty much rules our medicine cabinet,' said school nurse Diana Connacher, revealing a stockpile of inhalers belonging to the school's youngest students, at least one or two per classroom. 'We have a lot of 'frequent fliers' around here.'

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