BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland is not meeting federal ozone standards and isn’t likely to do so without federal policies to address pollution blowing in from other states.
That’s the word from a new clean air report issued Monday by the Maryland Department of the Environment.READ MORE: Charles Street Promenade Set To Return Saturday, Sept. 25
The report says the percentage of days with good or moderate air quality rose to more than 91 percent last year. That’s up from about 85 percent between 2001 and 2005. However, the report also says the state isn’t likely to meet new stricter ozone standards because 70 percent of Maryland’s air pollution comes from out of state.READ MORE: Towson University Celebrates Ribbon Cutting For New StarTUp Accelerator Program
The report says Maryland is urging the Environmental Protection Agency to adopt federal rules to lower emissions in other states.MORE NEWS: Students Sue To Block University System Of Maryland Vaccine Mandate
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