Democrats Lead Broad Call For EPA To Bolster Community Air Monitors

January 14, 2022
A group of Senate Democrats is backing environmentalists’ calls for EPA to boost community-scale air monitoring as a means to track and reduce harmful air pollution in environmental justice communities, introducing a bill that would dedicate funding for the agency’s monitoring programs just as officials weigh its budgetary needs. Introduced Jan. 13 by Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) and 11 Democratic and Independent colleagues, the bill , S. 3507, would authorize $55 million over five years for EPA to “annually update...

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