New Series on Air Pollution
Today, NPR, the Center for Public Integrity (CPI) and StateImpact launched a new series investigating air pollution and regulation across the country. The series is entitled, "Poisoned Places: Toxic Air, Neglected Communities." StateImpact has more on the project on its website.
Here is the first part of the four-part series. Today's story discusses the Environmental Protection Agency's Watch List, which was created in 2004 under the Bush Administration to keep tabs on repeat pollutant offenders. The list had been kept secret until this report.
There's also an interactive map showing air pollution levels across the state where you can explore how toxic air affects your community.
Among the team's findings:
Later this week, StateImpact will look at the state of regulation in Texas, the worst air polluter's in the state , and the potential health impacts of these toxic emissions.