Birmingham will study air pollution with $1 million EPA grant

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Birmingham a $1 million grant to study the impact of air pollution. The Birmingham City Council approved an ordinance Tuesday accepting the grant funds from EPA.

The assistance from the Air and Radiation Climate Pollution Reduction grant program is intended to help formulate a climate action plan for the city and region. Birmingham and the Regional Planning Commission will use the grant to create a plan to address air pollution.