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Shared Stories

We all have a reason to fight for clean air. Check out some personal stories below that highlight the need for healthy, safe air.

Share your own story and tell us how air quality has impacted you.

  • Christina S.

    I had a severe respiratory illness about a month ago, from which I thought I had recovered. However, after spending 2... Read more

  • Nina E.

    I chose my home in a peaceful and beautiful western Montana valley for its ample public lands, outdoor recreation... Read more

  • Nancy S.

    As an asthmatic for 65 years and a mental health therapist for 45 years, I can attest to the importance of healthy air... Read more

  • Linda W.

    Nearly eleven years ago, I was diagnosed with lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. The... Read more

  • Sarah M.

    I grew up in a beautiful university town on a valley bottom in western Montana. But as a child, we had air pollution... Read more

  • Joshua B.

    I have COPD and am 42-years-old. I have had one lung removed and am trying to get a lung transplant. Otherwise, without... Read more

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