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November 1, 2019

Air Stagnation Prompts Burn Bans, Health Concerns

Friday, November 1, 2019: Yesterday, rising levels of smoke pollution prompted Spokane Clean Air to issue temporary restrictions on all outdoor burning and some indoor wood heating. This morning, the National Weather Service issued an AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY due to a ridge of high pressure over the area that results in poor mixing of the atmosphere.…
October 9, 2019

Spokane’s air quality data reports are available

Due to PG&E power cuts in California to prevent wildfires, the national AirNow air quality reporting system, housed in California, is temporarily down. Fortunately, Spokane’s air quality data is available on the state air quality monitoring site here. Although we operates the local air pollution monitoring stations, the air quality data takes a path that…
October 4, 2019

“Air Has No Borders” Brings Community Together Over Shared Experiences with Wildfire Smoke

During the month of August, a light in Kolva-Sullivan Gallery shone green, yellow, orange or red to indicate the hourly air quality in Spokane County. As each day concluded, a colored dot was added to a windowpane to depict the day’s overall air quality. Soon, 31 dots represented August’s air. “Air Has No Borders” was…
August 28, 2019

Benefits and Costs of the Clean Air Act

Benefits and Costs of the Clean Air Act Section 812 of the 1990 Amendments (Public Law 101-549) requires EPA conduct scientifically reviewed studies of the impact of the Clean Air Act on the public health, economy and environment of the United States. These studies ask: How do the overall health, welfare, ecological, and economic benefits…

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