Birmingham pollution en Birmingham Region Meets EPA Air Standard <DIV> <P>Officials say the Birmingham area's air-pollution rating is the best it has been in more than three decades.</P> <P>The Alabama Department of Environmental Management says the region including Jefferson, Shelby and Walker counties has met a set of federal pollution standards for the first time in more than 30 years.</P> <P>The state asked federal officials to certify that the area was in compliance, and the Environmental Protection Agency agreed.</P> <P>Environmental officials say the improvements in air quality result from reductions in emissions mandated by government regulators Thu, 10 Jan 2013 12:44:08 +0000 The Associated Press 23027 at Birmingham Region Meets EPA Air Standard