Dayton takes a big breath of fresh air

Clean air initiative in Dayton
Clean air initiative in Dayton. (WDTN Photo/Paul Rodzinka)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Dayton is focusing on its own initiative for cleaner air following Monday’s EPA announcement to reduce carbon emissions.

The city’s top leaders gathered Tuesday to outline health concerns and the importance of improving air quality.

Tuesday was a national day of action to support President Obama’s Carbon Rules announcement.

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley says the new federal carbon limits are in line with plans already underway in Dayton.

She says the efforts are part of the city’s green initiative passed in January.

“You’ve probably heard where the city has put in a place where you can plug in a car, an electric car at the City of Dayton garage. We had done a partnership near Monument there where we’re doing a partnership to do a C & G natural gas facility,” said Mayor Whaley.

The group plans to visit the Washington, D.C. office of Congressman Mike Turner on Thursday to talk to him about improving air quality.

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