Federal environmental officials say the hot and humid weather is expected to produce poor air quality in southern Connecticut.
Connecticut is one of eight states pledging to get 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on roadways by 2025 in an effort to curb greenhouse gas pollution.
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is forecasting unhealthy air quality for sensitive groups Thursday through Saturday in parts of the state.
Governor Malloy has partially activated the state’s Emergency Operations Center Thursday afternoon, in case smoke from a large fire in New York entered the state.. Initial tests indicated no detectable levels of hazardous material entering the state, and the EOC returned to “monitoring status.”
Federal officials say New England’s air quality is better so far in 2011 than last year, attributing it to fewer sweltering days.