Three years worth of data and research had to have gone into "Little done to deter violations of Clean Air Act," article.
The journalgazzette.net found that very little improvements have been made in Indiana in over 200 facilities to stop polluting air.
The problems have been ongoing since 2007 which means the report had to have looked a numerous past records and logs in order to see the steps taken by the government.
The analyst found that 210 of the 1.206 facilities violation the Clean Air Act at least once in the past three years. And two-thirds have violated the act since last December. This involved the reporter crunching some numbers as well.
The reporter had to do a great deal of background checking with the copious amount of facilities that broke the act. The reporter had to keep an eye out for violations and broken codes the facilities breeched.
Checking up on the policies and standards for the Environmental Protection Agency was also necessary for the report to know. As well as the background of the Clean Air Act.
The reporter must have been familiar with the databases of many facilities as well as knowledge on where to locate accurate information about the background to the reporting. Being able to find a trust worthy Web site to gather basic information is crucial to the basis of the reporting for this article.