Clean-Air Advocates' Lawsuit Settlement Pressures EPA to Enforce Air-Quality Regs

Jan 5, 2017

Environmental groups and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have reached an agreement that settles one of 2 active lawsuits aimed at forcing the agency to take overdue action on Fairbanks-North Pole area air quality. Localized, but extreme wintertime episodes of fine particulate pollution due to wood and fossil fuel burning emissions have long plagued the communities. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, clean air advocates see the legal action as a small win in a long running effort to reduce pollution.

wood stove pipe on Fairbanks area home
Credit Dan Bross / KUAC