Minnesota air pollution? It's not as bad as you think - TwinCities.com
You might believe air pollution is on the rise. You would be wrong. 40 years after the Clean Air Act, the U.S. and Minnesota have drastically cut emissions. So why doesn't anyone know about it?
That lungful of clean air was brought to you by the reformed polluters of Minnesota.
They have slashed pollution by more than 50 percent since 1970. Smokestack industries have cut emissions by almost two-thirds. The biggest polluters — drivers — have cut pollution by 77 percent.
Put another way, air pollution per capita in America has dropped almost two-thirds.
"This is like the bald eagle coming back," said Bob Moffitt, spokesman for the American Lung Association in Minnesota. "I think we should be celebrating."
""This is like the bald eagle coming back," said Bob Moffitt, spokesman for the American Lung Association in Minnesota."
It should not be ignored that the bald eagle population INCREASED 25% during the peak use of DDT.
That's something they will not tell you upfront. It turns out that having thinner shells promotes hatching. Parent eagle are careful of their eggs regardless of their shell thickness.
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