Birmingham area meets air pollution standards for first time in 30 years

TheAlabama Department of Environmental Management says that the tri-county region consistingof Jefferson, Walker and Shelby counties air pollution rating hasn't been thisgood in 30 years.{}

{}The state asked the EPA to certify that thearea was in compliance with regulations.

Theimprovement in air quality is a result of adherence to emissions guidelines putin place by government regulators.