According to the American Lung Association's 2013 "State of the Air," Cook County gets an "F."
This week, the American Lung Association released its 2013 "State of the Air" report card and Cook County received an "F." Lake County also received an "F" but the other Chicago area collar counties (McHenry, Kane, DuPage and Will) all received B's. On Monday, the Sierra Club, along with a coalition of other organizations, will be speaking to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at a hearing in Chicago to support the EPA's proposed "Tier 3" tailpipe standards to reduce the amount of sulfur in gasoline. Public comment The public hearing will be held at 10 a.m. in LaSalle Ballroom 2 of the Doubletree Magnificent Mile, in Chicago. There will be a pre-event rally and group photo at 9:30 a.m. Residents can also submit comment to the EPA …
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Monday, August 1, 2011
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has issued an Air Pollution Action Day throughout Cook County for Monday, according to the National Weather Service. This is the fourth air pollution awareness day in 2011, according to Cleantheair.org. The day has been declared becuase "weather conditions are such that widespread ozone and or particulate levels are expected to be at or above the unhealthy for sensitive groups category of the air quality index," according to the NWS. In conjunction with the announcement, the NWS has issued an Air Quality Alert. (Check out other, recent weather alerts issued for Cook County) Residents with any respiratory or pulmonary issues, like asthma, are asked to "limit outdoor activity." Meanwhile …