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The Dallas County Commissioner’s Court approved a resolution Tuesday calling for higher state air quality standards for North Texas.

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The American Lung Association released the results of its 17th annual State of the Air report on Wednesday. It’s a report card on the nation’s air quality, ranking metro areas based on ozone and particle pollution. 

North Texas Struggles To Improve Air Quality

Jul 16, 2014
Tom Pennington / The Texas Tribune

When the Dallas County Medical Society asked Texas environmental regulators in October to increase pollution controls on coal-fired power plants, they knew it would be a tough sell.

But the association of more than 6,500 physicians said it was fed up with seeing patients suffering from the region’s air quality problems, which are among the worst in the nation.