WESTAR seeks EPA funding to modernize air monitor network

May 19, 2021
The Western States Air Resources Council (WESTAR), a 15-state air regulators’ group, is asking EPA to provide funding to modernize and upgrade its national air quality monitoring network, in line with recommendations last year from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). In a May 13 letter to Peter Tsirigotis, director of EPA’s Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, WESTAR says the agency should work with states to implement the GAO’s recommendations, made in a study published Nov. 12 at the...

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