Atlanta is slightly less polluted! let’s celebrate!

It’s true: there’s an EPA standard as to how much pollution can be in the air as measured over any one-hour period, and Atlanta has met, rather than exceeded, that standard. For the first time since 1978. 27 years: imagine how much time we would have needed with no MARTA at all.

We don’t meet the stricter eight-hour standard yet. Still, enjoy it now before the IKEA opens up and everyone’s burning up all sorts of fuel to haul their do-it-yourself dining-room tables home.

The Southern Environmental Law Center has more info, I say not entirely disinterestedly, as I went to middle school with one of the attorneys working on their Atlanta Clean Air program.

1 Comment so far

  1. Andisheh Nouraee (unregistered) on June 16th, 2005 @ 5:09 pm

    Now, if someone will just tell which one it is, I’ll do all my breathing for the day during that clean hour.

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