Officials Report Progress On Clean Air


Last updated 11/9/2020 at 3:30pm

Fifty years ago the U.S. Congress passed the Clean Air Act, and, today, according to officials, the air quality in western North Carolina is the best it has been in decades.

The Regional Clean Air Campaign, along with the N.C. Division of Air Quality, WNC Regional Air Quality Agency and Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition, recently held the annual State of Our Air Briefing and press conference.

Thirty years ago, air quality was a point of concern in western North Carolina. The region’s topography, along with coal-fired power plants, dirtier-burning engines, less technology and fewer...

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