EPA awards $2.4 million for Louisiana air monitoring projects

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Louisiana will receive more than $2 million to monitor air pollution from the Environmental Protection Agency, reports WWNO. On Thursday, the agency announced that it will funnel more than $50 million into expanding air monitoring within communities dealing with pollution nationally.

The money will go fund 132 projects proposed across the country, including five in Louisiana. Officials and advocates said building out community air monitoring will help give residents a clearer picture of what’s in the air they breathe.

In a press conference on Wednesday, EPA Administrator Michael Regan said the move advances the Biden administration’s commitment to invest in areas that have suffered decades of environmental injustice. Read the entire story.