We are proud of the air quality in our corner of Washington. Since the passage of the Washington State Clean Air Act in 1967, the Northwest Clean Air Agency has been the primary government agency responsible for protecting the air in Island, Skagit and Whatcom counties. We are responsible for enforcing federal, state and local air quality regulations at stationary sources of air pollution in our jurisdiction. In addition to regulating businesses, we focus on informing the public about air quality issues and how to make clean air choices.
Our work is paying off, too. Our region has some of the lowest levels of ozone and particle pollution in the country, according to the American Lung Association’s 2017 report. The air quality in our jurisdiction is outstanding — and we’re committed to keeping it that way.