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  • NW Clean Air veteran takes over as executive director

    Mark Buford leads agency's air quality work.

    Jan. 3, 2017

  • Shell’s Puget Sound Refinery penalized for chemical release

    Incident in early 2015 spurred widespread complaints.

    Nov. 16, 2016

  • Dec. 15 public hearing focuses on BP permit decisions

    Cherry Point Refinery wants to upgrade coker unit heaters.

    Nov. 14, 2016

  • Burn smart, burn clean

    Burning wood for home heat may be cheap, but it can also impact health, environment.

    Oct. 19, 2016

  • Healthy Pet more than a name

    Ferndale-area maker of pet products honored for environmental efforts.

    Oct. 11, 2016

  • NW Clean Air names new communications manager

    Sep. 1, 2016

  • NW Clean Air leader to end decades of public service

    Agency’s executive director will retire Dec. 31.

    Aug. 18, 2016

  • National report highlights clean air in Bellingham, Whatcom County, Skagit County

    Bellingham is one of only eight cities in the country ranked this year by the American Lung Association as the cleanest for ozone and short-term particle pollution.

    Apr. 21, 2016

  • NWCAA launches new website – Graphics and tools improve access to agency information

    We've replaced our 11-year-old website with one that is loaded with graphics and features to better convey local air quality data and improve access to tools and information.

    Apr. 19, 2016

  • NWCAA alleges multiple failures by Shell Puget Sound Refinery in February 2015 chemical release

    Shell Puget Sound Refinery allegedly took shortcuts in shutting down and decontaminating its east flare system, leading to the release of chemicals that affected hundreds of people.

    Apr. 12, 2016