Out of all the cities with poor air quality in the United States, New York City ranks tenth on the list, with ozone pollution regularly reaching unhealthy levels in the cosmopolitan area.
An important aspect of dealing with air pollution is holding polluters accountable and regulating how much people are allowed to emit. The New York Department of Conservation’s program to promote clean air quality through fines and permits for major state polluters is at risk of shutting down because of lack in funding. This program is essential to protecting New York’s environment and surrounding states. Please tell your local representative that you would like to see this important program to continue by signing below.