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March 5, 2020

New Educational Videos on Air Sensors Released

  EPA has developed a series of educational videos designed to give the public information about air quality, health and lower-cost sensors. The videos are available in English and Spanish and can be used to learn how EPA collects and uses air quality data, how air quality health risks are communicated and how to interpret…
February 6, 2020

Costco’s Gasoline Station earns Clean Air Award

The Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency presented their annual Clean Air Award today to Costco’s northside gasoline station, recognizing their efforts to minimize gasoline vapor loss by investing in the best available air pollution control equipment. The Clean Air Award is presented annually to a company that has consistently demonstrated a commitment to reduce air emissions.…
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…