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Air quality

Clean air in King County, Washington

Air quality in King County

Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (external link)
Look up air quality forecasts and air quality burn bans, learn about air quality priorities, regulations,  and permits, get the news on air quality and peruse the library.

King County climate change 
Detailed information related to addressing greenhouse gas emissions and other air pollution through clean mobility, waste to resource, waste to energy, and energy and resource efficiency efforts.

Air quality indicators - KingStat
Explore environmental data about air quality and trends for King County, Washington.

Fire safety burn bans and air quality burn bans
Burn ban announcements and burn permit options.

Asthma resources
Overview of the health effects of asthma, ways to reduce asthma for various activities and programs that can help.

Indoor air quality
How to determine the quality of indoor air and identify sources of poor indoor quality, and tips on how to improve it.

Related information

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News and announcements

Jun. 6, 2016
Executive in Beijing to participate in U.S.-China climate summit

Jun. 1, 2016
External article, Seattle P-I
A West Coast climate accord, a new Clean Air Rule announced for state 

Apr. 29, 2016
External article, Grist
Washington judge rules in favor of kids and climate

Mar. 9, 2016
King County-Cities Climate Collaboration wins national 2016 Climate Leadership Award 

Nov. 29, 2015
External article, Seattle Times
Retiring Larry Phillips bound for Paris summit with King County’s climate-action plan

Nov. 16, 2015
King County adopts one of the boldest climate action plans in the nation 

Jun. 30, 2015
Executive delivers bold new plan to confront climate change after hottest June on record

Jun. 22, 2015
External release, The White House
Obama Administration Releases Report on the Health and Economic Benefits of Global Action on Climate Change

Sept. 29, 2014
External report, KIRO TV
EPA working with South Seattle residents to clean up air quality inside homes

Sep. 9, 2014
Executive Constantine joins 65 elected leaders to call for a statewide clean fuels standard

Aug. 20, 2014
Metro will use a federal grant to test battery-powered, zero-emission buses
Ten years after first hybrid buses, Metro delivers an even more energy-efficient fleet

Jul. 23, 2014
Regional leaders unite in call to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in King County
Targeting 80 percent reduction of countywide emissions by 2050

Jun. 6, 2014
Nail salon to get first EnviroStars certification for healthier products, better environment

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