Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly to debate air quality agreement

From The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Tuesday, January 12, 2010:

An air quality agreement between the state and borough goes before the Borough Assembly for approval on Thursday.

The agreement provides little detail on how the borough will reduce air pollution but paves the way for an air quality plan led by the municipality instead of the state.

The federal government has put the Fairbanks North Star Borough on notice that levels of a pollutant known as PM 2.5 must be brought down by 2014. Studies show too much exposure to the pollutant can make people sick.

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