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OREGON NEWS: Report shows parts of Oregon spent months last year with elevated air pollution levels

Smoke from fires in southern Oregon during 2020 settle over a farm further north in Washington. (Peter Stevens, Flickr)

Klamath Falls had as many elevated pollution days as cities like Phoenix, Cincinnati and San Antonio in 2020, according to a new report

The non-profit Environment America, part of the left-leaning Public Interest Network, used EPA air quality data taken from monitors in every state.

Despite fewer Americans using cars every day or undertaking major travel due to coronavirus restrictions, many parts of the American West experienced months of poor air due to wildfires. In Klamath Falls, residents spent nearly half a year in air deemed moderate . . .