Advocates Sue EPA Over Air Pollution in Alaska

Dec. 18, 2018, 12:06 AM

Two environmental groups are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to force action to clean up heavily polluted air in Alaska’s interior, which experiences some of worst pollution in the nation.

For more than a decade, the Fairbanks North Star Borough has experienced unhealthy levels of fine particulate matter air pollution when measured against the 35 micrograms per cubic meter limits set under the Clean Air Act.

From 2015-2017, the borough averaged more than twice that, or about 85 micrograms per cubic meter of fine particulate matter.

Citizens for Clean Air, a project of Alaska Community Action on Toxics ...

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