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Coal-fired power plants blamed in low air quality rating

A new report gives Western New York poor grades for air quality and places the blame squarely on the region’s coal-fired power plants.

The report from the American Lung Association gave Chautauqua County, the home of the coal-fired Dunkirk Station, a grade of F for air quality. Erie County, the home of the coal-fired Huntley Station in the Town of Tonawanda, got a D for its air quality, as did Niagara County.

The lung association said the report shows the importance of retiring the state’s coal-fired power plants.

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