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Press Photo by April Baumgarten With more vehicles driving down Highway 22 in Dickinson, as they were Friday, above, and in western North Dakota, officials are concerned the quality of air may decrease.

ND known for clean air: Increased activity in Dickinson could lower quality

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North Dakota is known for having some of the cleanest air for the lungs in the country, officials said, but some have concerns it could get messy.

"Increased truck traffic will lead to increased emission," said Joseph Roberson-Kitzman, North Dakota Clean Air Coalition coordinator in Bismarck. "That is going to factor into the future, but how much I can't say."

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