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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

Related agencies

News and announcements

What is your best idea for what we, as a region and individually, can do to prevent or reduce carbon pollution?  

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

Dec. 20, 2013
Flow of landfill gas to energy plant resumes after King County repairs, tests pipeline

Dec. 16, 2013
It's unanimous: County Council deeply concerned about establishment of new coal terminals

Jul. 31, 2013
Executive Constantine on scope of environmental review for Bellingham coal export terminal

June 12, 2013
Northwest coal terminals: Executive Constantine's letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (pdf)

Electric vehicles in King County video

May 10, 2013
External article, New York Times
Carbon Dioxide Level Passes Long-Feared Milestone

Dec. 14, 2012
Testimony of King County Executive Dow Constantine on the proposed Cherry Point coal export terminal EIS

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