THE AIR WE BREATHE
Did you know that 77% of the bad air you breathe comes from other states, primarily in the South and Midwest? Ground level ozone is bad for you and your children. It increases the likelihood of colds, lung diseases, and asthma.
In February 2019 New Jersey joined a multistate effort to hold the federal EPA to a promise to impose stricter ozone emission standards from those states because in 2018 the EPA reversed a commitment made in 2016 to do just that. Last October a federal appeals court struck down the EPA’s action loosening standards.
It’s important to contact your Congressional Representatives and Senators and tell them you want stricter standards for clean air. New Jersey is cleaning up its ozone pollution. Other states should be required to do the same.