American Lung Association State of the Air Report Again Names Fargo as 'Cleanest City in America' for Air Pollution

FARGO, N.D., April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fargo has done it again. For the second consecutive year, the Fargo-Moorhead metro area was named as the 'cleanest city in America' by the American Lung Association's annual "State of the Air Report" on air pollution. This year it shares the honor with Lincoln, NE.  Both metro areas recorded no days with unhealthy air pollution levels during the three-year period (2006-2008) analyzed in this year's report. North Dakota's eight counties with air pollution monitors scored a nearly straight "A" report card this year, with the state's only "B" grade for 24-hour particulate pollution in Burleigh County.

"We are pleased that Fargo-Moorhead was again singled out for its clean outdoor air in the State of the Air Report," said Don Kaiser of the American Lung Association in North Dakota's Clean Air Choice program. "We would like to make sure the air stays clean by continuing our progress toward more mass transit, using cleaner fuels like E85 ethanol and biodiesel, and adopting cleaner new technologies in transportation, generating electricity, and heating and cooling our homes, workplaces and schools."

The American Lung Association in North Dakota and the Red River Valley Clean Cities Coalition are offering a free workshop on cleaner-burning ethanol fuels from 1-4:30 p.m. on May 27 at the Bismarck State College National Energy Center of Excellence. To register, call Kaiser at (701) 225-4143. More information on biofuels, including where to find E85 in North Dakota, can be found at www.CleanairChoice.org. The entire American Lung Association State of the Air Report is available at www.stateoftheair.org.

SOURCE American Lung Association in North Dakota




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