New Jersey Air Quality Found to BE POOR!

New Jersey gets poor marks when it comes to air quality. In its annual report out today, the American Lung Association finds most counties in New Jersey get failing marks when it comes to smog and pollution.  

Most of the state’s counties receive an “F” when it comes to ozone air quality. The New York – Newark area came in number eight among the top ten U.S. cities most polluted by ozone or smog. Paul Billings, Vice President of Policy and Advocacy for the American Lung Association says it’s not just a state issue, it’s a regional one as well.
 
“Air pollution does not respect state lines. New Jersey being toward the end of the tail pipe from pollution blowing out of Ohio and Pennsylvania, can do alot more in the state but unless the upwind area is cleaned up, New Jersey residents will still be breathing dirty air.” 
 
While local and state lawmakers can help improve the air quality, the problem can only be fully addressed on a federal level. The federal Clean Air Act, says Billings, would alleviate much of the problem.
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