Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Clean Air Watch smog survey: the grim facts for July 2006

Highlights of the Clean Air Watch Smog Survey for July 2006:

July 2006 was marginally worse than July 2005. Smog levels above public health standards were recorded about 1,020 times in July 2006 compared to about 980 times a year ago. Thirty-eight states plus the District of Columbia experienced unhealthful levels of smog last month.

Bad air quality was recorded in a number of national parks during July, including Acadia National Park in Maine, Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina and Tennessee, Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, and Death Valley National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, Pinnacles National Monument, and Sequoia National Park, all in California.

Mount Vernon, Virginia, also experienced air bad enough to make George Washington gag.

States with smog problems in 2006, through July (all but New Hampshire had smog levels above public health standards during July).


Alabama
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
DC
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Mississippi
Missouri
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin

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