22 Jul '11, 4pm

Toxic 20 States with the Worst Air Pollution (Did your's make the list?)

For those who follow these issues, the results are not at all shocking. Some states have big, old power plants that have been around since before the Clean Air Act was passed. For decades, much of their emissions have been grandfathered in, and environmentalists — not only nonprofit watchdogs, but also the state attorneys general in downwind states) have fought to close or clean up the oldest dirtiest plants. The study is a useful reminder to all, though, that data about pollution in their communities is a few clicks away; the Environmental Protection Agency's Toxic Release Inventory compiles information about air and water pollution in a form that can be easily searched to define local toxic profiles. (It's also a useful reminder this week, when air pollution is at its worst in many parts of the country because high heat triggers increased ozone and smog.)

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