Did you know that many municipal governments have reporting procedures in place designed to help citizens identify violators of environmental laws? If you see what appears to be illegal air pollution, contact your city's Department of Environmental Management or similar authority and report as many details of the incident as you can.
Illegal air pollution can include burning tires and setting forest fires. Did you know that in some areas, a company must obtain a permit to burn tires? The air pollution from such activity can be devastating, and can lead to being one of the leading air pollution causes in your area. It is very important to understand what the laws of your state regarding air pollution say with regards to tire burning and related activities. You may be able to improve the air quality in your area simply by reporting illegal activities.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|