WKU Public Radio News Staff
Fri September 10, 2004
Improving Louisville's Air Quality
Louisville, KY – Companies would have to cut emissions under a plan to improve air quality in Louisville.
One study has rated Louisville as having the greatest health risk from hazardous air pollutants in the Southeast.
Draft regulations that will affect 173 companies across Louisville will not be released until next week.
Industry representatives and community activists says it's difficult to comment on the proposal because they haven't seen the regulations.
But one activist was encouraged by the description of the program. Eboni Cochran says companies are being pushed to move in the right direction. he's a member of the board of RubbertownEmergency Action, a group advocating pollution cuts at eleven southwestern Louisville chemical plants.