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New York Launches Air Monitoring for Overburdened Communities

July 6, 2022, 6:52 PM

Hyperlocal air quality and greenhouse gas monitoring is coming to environmentally burdened New York communities after top state elected officials announced a program launch on Wednesday.

It’s the largest air monitoring endeavor New York has undertaken, according to a release from Gov. Kathy Hochul’s (D) office.

The effort aims to use vehicles with sensors to measure block-by-block air pollution at a community level multiple times through the year. Data collected will aid decisions to reduce emissions and address health burdens and inequities from air pollution.

“Air monitoring will provide us with data to help drive solutions to reduce greenhouse gases ...