An Interactive Map That Tells The Story of US Auto Emissions


Yesterday morning The New York Times published the “most detailed map of auto emissions in America” ever made.  It is a fascinating look at where air pollution has become much worse since The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 became law and which took aim for the first time at cutting pollution from cars.

  • As the Times notes, emissions from cars and trucks have remained “stubbornly high” – with nearly 60 percent, come from the country’s 250 million passenger cars, S.U.V.s and pickup trucks, according to the Environmental Protection Agency data.

This is an interactive map — so click on the link above and see how things have improved — or not — in your area.

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