half of all Americans are breathing unhealthy air, and
air quality in dozens of metropolitan areas has actually
gotten worse over the last decade according to a new
report from the Surface Transportation Policy Project.
The study names transportation as a major contributor to
air pollution nationwide, and calls on Congress to
protect and strengthen clean air laws and funding.Lawmakers will soon vote on legislation that
could undermine clean air protections and slash funding for
transportation alternatives that reduce traffic and air
pollution including rail, buses and bikeways.
new report, Clearing the Air, Public Health Threats
from Cars and Heavy Duty Vehicles- Why We Need to
Protect Federal Clean Air Laws ranks metropolitan
areas by the highest number of days of unhealthy air