air quality

11:28 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Holland reaches settlement on air permit lawsuit

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Total of $450,000 will be paid to settle lawsuit filed by Sierra Club and Natural Resources Defense Council
After five years of negotiations, the city of Holland and the Holland Board of Public Works have come to a settlement agreement with the Sierra Club and the Natural Resources Defense Council over an air permit for the city's coal-fired power plant."
1:53 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Michigan's air quality gets better, and worse

MSU researchers use a mobile lab to check air pollution levels
Credit Thomas Gennara/MSU / AP Photo

The quality of the air in southwest Michigan took a hit last year. But a new report by the American Lung Association suggests that, in general, Michigan’s air is getting better.

The State of the Air 2013 report gives Allegan County an “F” and Kalamazoo County a “C” for ozone levels. But both got much better marks for soot and other particulates. No data was collected in Calhoun, Van Buren, and Saint Joseph counties.

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