Monday, September 12, 2011

Smog Watch Survey Finds Widespread Smog Problems

CLEAN AIR WATCH SMOG SURVEY 2011
(though August 31)

States with “Code Orange” or “Code Red” smog problems in 2011 (smog levels worse than the weak standards set by the Bush administration in 2008) through August 31:
(39 plus DC)
Alabama*
Arizona*
Arkansas*
California*
Colorado*
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida*
Georgia*
Illinois*
Indiana*
Kansas*
Kentucky*
Louisiana*
Maine
Maryland*
Masssachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi*
Missouri*
Nevada*
New Hampshire
New Jersey*
New Mexico*
New York*
North Carolina*
Ohio*
Oklahoma*
Pennsylvania*
Rhode Island
South Carolina*
Tennessee*
Texas*
Utah*
Virginia*
West Virginia*
Wisconsin
Wyoming
*=problems in August
Total “Code Orange” or “Code Red” smog days: 4,275 (1277 in August)
**

Compared to 2010 through August 31:

STATES WITH PROBLEMS

2010 (40)

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

Total smog days 3,123 [912 in August 2010]

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