N.J. had 35 days of elevated smog levels last year, more than New York or Ohio
The next time you find yourself short of breath, it might just be New Jersey having another "bad air day."
The state is the fifth-smoggiest in the nation, according to a report Environment New Jersey released today. The report, using federal Environmental Protection Agency air readings the nonprofit Environment New Jersey compiled and ranked, analyzes the number of days with elevated smog levels across the country.
New Jersey, at 35, had more smoggy days in 2010 than Ohio and New York. It was tied with Pennsylvania.
The Garden State also encompasses four of the 20 areas with the most smog days. They include Camden and the greater Philadelphia area (ranked 8th), Monmouth-Ocean (15th), Middlesex-Somerset-Hunterdon (17th) and Trenton (20th). Parts of Southern California took the top five spots.
The report comes after the Obama administration’s decision earlier this ...