Mount Vernon councilman will serve 1-year term.
Smoke pollution levels rise during cold weather, stagnant air.
Washington's Clean Air Act, NW Clean Air were created in 1967.
Mark Buford leads agency's air quality work.
Incident in early 2015 spurred widespread complaints.
Cherry Point Refinery wants to upgrade coker unit heaters.
Burning wood for home heat may be cheap, but it can also impact health, environment.
Ferndale-area maker of pet products honored for environmental efforts.
Agency’s executive director will retire Dec. 31.