To Skirt Air Pollution Oversight, States Can Play Hide and Seek

January 2022

Undark Magazine

Energy Institute Faculty Director, Meredith Fowlie, comments in Undark Magazine regarding satellite measurements of air pollution.

“In an email to Undark, [Fowlie] explained that the EPA monitors provide a direct measure of pollution; whereas, the satellite-based estimates are ‘informed guesses coming out of a very challenging prediction exercise.’ Still, Fowlie and others see value in looking at satellite pollution estimates to fill in the data gaps inherent among the nation’s ground monitoring network.”