Report says laws have helped improve region’s air

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Blue skies over uptown Charlotte (David Boraks/WFAE)

An annual report out this week shows air quality in North Carolina and other southeastern states is continuing to improve. Federal and state laws have made the difference, but there’s concern lawmakers may try to weaken those rules.  The 18th annual State of the Air report from the American Lung Association shows ozone and particle pollution declined across North Carolina between 2013 and 2015. Charlotte and Raleigh were the only places with problems, but even they’ve improved. Read my story at WFAE.org.

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