(415 ILCS 5/8)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1008)
The General Assembly finds that pollution of the air of this State
constitutes a menace to public health and welfare, creates public
nuisances, adds to cleaning costs, accelerates the deterioration of
materials, adversely affects agriculture, business, industry, recreation,
climate, and visibility, depresses property values, and offends the senses.
It is the purpose of this Title to restore, maintain, and enhance the
purity of the air of this State in order to protect health, welfare,
property, and the quality of life and to assure that no air contaminants
are discharged into the atmosphere without being given the degree of
treatment or control necessary to prevent pollution.
(Source: P.A. 76-2429.)