HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » US air quality is slippin...

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 07:32 AM

US air quality is slipping after years of improvement

https://apnews.com/d3515b79af1246d08f7978f026c9092b

BY SETH BORENSTEIN and NICKY FORSTER
June 18, 2019

After decades of improvement, Americaís air may not be getting any cleaner.

Over the last two years the nation had more polluted air days than just a few years earlier, federal data shows. While it remains unclear whether this is the beginning of a trend, health experts say itís troubling to see air quality progress stagnate.

There were 15% more days with unhealthy air in America both last year and the year before than there were on average from 2013 through 2016, the four years when America had its fewest number of those days since at least 1980.

President Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed just the opposite, saying earlier this month in Ireland: ďWe have the cleanest air in the world, in the United States, and itís gotten better since Iím president.Ē

Thatís not quite the case. There were noticeably more polluted air days each year in the presidentís first two years in office than any of the four years before, according to new Environmental Protection Agency data analyzed by The Associated Press.

..more..

1 replies, 236 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 1 replies Author Time Post
Reply US air quality is slipping after years of improvement (Original post)
G_j Jun 2019 OP
ProudMNDemocrat Jun 2019 #1

Response to G_j (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 07:55 AM

1. Trump easing Regulations.....

Is the answer to this.

Certain regulations are good. To protect the environment for generations to come is breaking down for the $$$$$$$$$$$. That is all Trump cares about as he gets his cut first.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread