alabama department of environmental management

City at risk of violating EPA rule

by nil | March 18th, 2008

March 14, 2008

The Huntsville Times reported that new limits on ozone levels are set below the city’s average reading, and residents may be at risk of Huntsville environmental injuries.

Huntsville’s environmental danger may be violating federal ozone standards for the first time since the passage of the Clean Air Act in 1970.

While North Alabama is in the midst of a drought, Huntsville’s air pollution levels may remain above the new EPA standard for a while, which could get the city tagged as a “nonattainment” area for ozone.

An official with Alabama Environmental Management Commission member from Huntsville said the board will try to stay in compliance with the tighter standards as it governs the Alabama Department of Environmental Management and sets policies for the state in the hopes of avoiding Alabama environmental injuries.