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A $53 million air quality fund fuels creative proposals

The race is on for a portion of a $53 million fund, ready and waiting to be divided to various groups to improve Coachella Valley's air quality. The divide is over whether the bulk of the funds should be used as a down-payment on a 54-mile green parkway connecting the entire valley through the Whitewater River wash or when it should be divided in small amounts by community groups and nonprofit agencies, reports MyDesert.com.

The money is a result of Assembly Bill 1318 that passed in 2009, which allowed the developers of the Sentinel power plant near Desert Hot Springs to purchase emission offset credits directly from the regional air-quality board instead of the private market, reports the news source.

Homeowners in the area seeking to further offset the pollution such a plant will create, despite the creative ideas being tossed around to offset the effect, may wish to consider a home air purifier. IQAir HealthPro Plus HEPA Air Purifiers are an investment in the air a homeowner breathes in everyday, and provides assurance and safety from toxins.

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