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  • 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

  • Clean air agency data a better measure of air quality than county-by-county health rankings report

    If you look at our data – the data used by the Washington Department of Ecology and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to set health-based air quality standards – we actually have some of the best air quality – not just in the state, but in the country.

    Mar. 23, 2016

  • It’s ok to burn, but please keep it clean

    Weather service air stagnation advisory canceled.

    Jan. 4, 2016

  • Choose clean air: Consider not burning through Monday

    Temperature inversion prompts air stagnation advisory

    Dec. 29, 2015

  • National air toxics data suggests transportation, wood smoke pose highest health risk

    Local counties’ average risk lower than dense urban areas

    Dec. 21, 2015

  • Still no burn ban, but please don’t burn

    NWCAA can call burn bans when conditions warrant

    Nov. 29, 2015

  • Choose a different kind of cozy this holiday weekend

    Consider alternatives to wood heating when air is stagnant

    Nov. 25, 2015

  • State of the Air 2015 –National report highlights clean air in Whatcom, Skagit counties

    Bellingham, Skagit County, and Whatcom County made the American Lung Association’s 2015 lists for cleanest places in the country for ozone pollution.

    May. 13, 2015