Clean Air Act Hits 50 Year Benchmark


The Clean Air Act

The Clean Air Act

WASHINGTON, DC -- The sky is bluer and the air is cleaner than it's been in years, thanks to stay-at-home orders issued across the country over the past few months, but as the Clean Air Act hits it 50 year anniversary of passage, the American Lung Association is warning more still needs to be done.

The Lung Association says climate change poses new challenges to protecting the nation’s air quality because it makes air pollution worse, placing the health of District residents at risk, including the bad air quality days this summer.

Diana Van Fleet, National Director of Outreach and Engagement, Healthy Air at the American Lung Association talks with 104.7 WONK FM's Jen Richer about the #MYCLEANAIRSTORY campaign they are launching to start the conversation about clean air's impact on lung health.

Listen to the full interview here: