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Air quality report: Washington cities see worst-ever air quality rankings

As many Washingtonians are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day from within their own homes during the COVID-19 pandemic , new research is indicating that air pollution in several cities has reached all-time highs.

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Pittsburgh's air quality gets failing grade—again

Air quality is improving but American Lung Association report still ranks Allegheny County and tri-state region air among nation's worst.

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Robin Schneider: Trump and Abbott are giving a license to pollute under cover of coronavirus

By setting aside vital protective measures, the president and governor appear to take advantage of an economic and health emergency in order to allow more profits and pollution from existing industrial plants and to speed up the permitting of proposed new fossil fuel and plastics plants.

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Hot weather, pollution fuel unhealthy air conditions in Chicago

Rising temperatures this week could lead to unhealthy air quality, particularly for people with respiratory conditions, as the heat combines with pollution from vehicle emissions and other sources, says the American Lung Association. 
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U.S. cities with the worst air pollution; the list is out

The American Lung Association has released its annual "State of the Air" report. The data shows a downward trend in air quality across the U.S.
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Los Angeles is still the smoggiest US city, report says

Los Angeles kept its dubious distinction as the U.S. city with the dirtiest air, the American Lung Association's annual report said.
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Originals

Pittsburgh’s air quality continues to decline, new report finds

PITTSBURGH—For the second year in a row, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, was the only U.S. county outside of California to receive all F's in the American Lung Association's national air quality report card.

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Emma Wimmer: Keep cleaner cars standards to protect public health

Rolling back the cleaner cars standards would hinder our ability to protect vulnerable communities from the impacts of climate change, including from worsened air pollution.

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Pittsburgh

State Rep.-elect Summer Lee rallies with environmentalists for cleaner air

At a rally in the Allegheny County Courthouse, Lee says “clean air is a basic human right."

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EPA's transparency rule won't help science, say scientists

Dozens of scientific and medical groups oppose the proposal, which began under former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.
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Pittsburgh

Environmentalists say Allegheny County’s air quality is a repellent to companies like Amazon

Allegheny County has some of the worst air quality in the U.S., and environmentalist and grassroots group say it’s hurting our prospects of attracting newcomers.
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Should Indiana increase its smoking age to 21? House panel says yes

Hoosiers would be prohibited from purchasing or smoking cigarettes, including electronic cigarettes, until age 21, under legislation unanimously approved Monday by the House Public Health Committee.

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Wisconsin lawmakers consider eliminating state air pollution rules

Wisconsin lawmakers are considering a proposal that would eliminate all of the state’s air quality regulations by the end of next year.
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