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.
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.
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.
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.
Weather service air stagnation advisory canceled.
Temperature inversion prompts air stagnation advisory
Local counties’ average risk lower than dense urban areas
NWCAA can call burn bans when conditions warrant
Consider alternatives to wood heating when air is stagnant
Bellingham, Skagit County, and Whatcom County made the American Lung Association’s 2015 lists for cleanest places in the country for ozone pollution.