Study: Sarasota-Manatee second in state for smog

Study: Sarasota-Manatee second in state for smog

Friday, April 7, 2017

A new study finds that Sarasota-Manatee region had the second-highest number of “dirty air pollution” days in the state in 2015. Only Tampa-St. Pete had more. The Environment Florida Research & Policy Center found that our region experienced 34 days in 2015 with elevated smog associated with the burning fuels like coal, oil, and natural gas, according to reporting by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

While air pollution is not tracked on GulfCoastIndicators.org, other environmental indicators can be found here.