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News & Notices


May 17, 2023

Smoke from Canada may affect local air quality, Air Quality Alert issued by Ecology

Wednesday, May 17th – A northerly flow is transporting some elevated fine smoke particles (PM-2.5) into the region from Canadian wildfires, adding a layer of haze to the partly cloudy skies. Most of the smoke is remaining aloft, but conditions may allow some of it to mix down to the surface as skies clear and…
May 1, 2023

American Lung Association ranks Spokane County’s air quality; wildfire smoke main culprit

April 19, 2023 – In its annual State of the Air report released today, the American Lung Association (ALA) is again ranking air quality in the Spokane metro area poorly for fine particle pollution. The ranking is based on air quality data over a three-year period (2019-2021), during which air quality failed to meet clean…
April 18, 2023

Fire and air quality agencies responding to increased calls about outdoor burning

Spokane Clean Air, along with local fire protection agencies, are experiencing an increase in calls about possible illegal outdoor burning.
February 9, 2023

Rob’s Demolition named the 2023 Clean Air Award recipient

The Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency is proud to recognize Rob’s Demolition, Inc., as the 2023 Clean Air Award winner. “Rob’s Demolition is to be commended for the impeccable work they do on multiple levels to ensure that asbestos is properly identified and handled prior to demolition,” said Scott Windsor, Spokane Clean Air’s Executive Director.…
January 3, 2023

Time is running out! Swap out your old stove while grant funds remain.

There are five months left to benefit from the Wood Stove Changeout program, which provides pre-qualified applicants an incentive (discount) to replace their old wood stove with a new wood, pellet, or gas stove or a mini-split, ductless heat pump.
November 22, 2022

Restrictions lifted on wood heating and outdoor burning

Restrictions on outdoor burning and wood heating have been lifted as air quality should improve with the arrival of today’s Pacific storm. Thank you to everyone who withheld burning during the restriction. We appreciate your help in protecting our air.
November 18, 2022

Restrictions on wood heating and outdoor burning, effective 8 a.m., Sat., Nov. 19th

Due to stagnant weather patterns and increasing fine particle (smoke) pollution, restrictions on outdoor burning and indoor wood heating will go into effect at 8 a.m., Saturday, November 19, until further notice. “We are issuing these temporary restrictions as a cautionary measure to protect public health. Microscopic smoke particles have the potential to reach unhealthful…
October 18, 2022

Save up to $2,000 to replace your old wood stove!

Brrrrr….cold weather has arrived. The focus quickly shifted from cooling our homes to heating them! Pre-qualified homeowners who use old wood stoves (freestanding or inserted into firebox) may qualify for an $800 to $1,000 “instant rebate” off a new device. “These incentives are helping people replace their inefficient, old wood stoves,” said Lisa Woodard, Spokane…