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  • Spokane succeeds in reducing carbon monoxide pollution

    Spokane’s work to reduce what was once a serious problem with carbon monoxide pollution has largely succeeded.


  • ExxonMobil recognized for air pollution reduction

    ExxonMobil’s bulk fuel terminal in Spokane Valley has been recognized for its pollution control efforts by the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency.


  • Home repair should include asbestos check

    Two recent windstorms left many Spokane-area homes with damaged roofs and eaves. As homeowners begin the process of hiring contractors or doing their own repairs, they should be on the …


  • Wood smoke levels creating unhealthy air

    Unhealthy levels of pollution from wood smoke are expected in Spokane County this evening, according to the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency.


  • Don’t burn downed trees, Spokane clean air agency says

    The Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency recommends against burning the green, wet wood from Tuesday’s windstorm. It won’t produce much heat.


  • Comments sought on air pollution control plan

    The Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency has released a draft plan for meeting federal standards for fine-particle pollution through 2025. Public comments will be accepted through Nov. 9. After periods …


  • Area businesses, employers lauded for air pollution reductions

    Twelve Spokane-area employers have been recognized for the efforts to cut air pollution


  • Wildfire smoke pollution unprecedented in 2015

    Lingering wildfire smoke across the Inland Northwest this week raised pollution levels, but it has been relatively minor compared with the curtains of smoke that covered the region in August.


  • Spokane region sees better afternoon air

    A pall of smoke hung over the Inland Northwest again on Monday, creating unhealthy air quality as wildfires continued to rage across the region. Three of the past four days …


  • Fire growth slows, smoke heads west

    After a week of deadly fires forcing evacuations of whole towns and pushing fire officials to scramble for more help, Saturday was calm. Or as calm as it could be …


  • Environmental agency honors Beacon Cleaners

    Spokane’s clean air agency has told Spokane’s Beacon Cleaners to take a hike. And that’s a good thing. The laundry is the first dry cleaner in Spokane to earn “no-longer-regulated” …


  • State Senate passes asbestos labeling

    OLYMPIA – People buying supplies for a home remodeling project might not realize that they have asbestos in them. The state Senate says the product should say so right on …


  • Wood smoke threatens Spokane air quality

    Jon McCauley can tell you when air pollution is bad. His lungs tighten, his fatigue worsens.


  • Stage 2 ban means no burning through Monday

    The Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency has announced a Stage 2 burn ban for the most populous areas of Spokane County.


  • Smoke from wildfires posing health threat

    Wildfires burning about 150 miles west of Spokane continue to pollute the city with smoke. Conditions are not expected to improve significantly in the next couple of days, according to …


  • Fires still burning throughout the region

    Three wildfires have burned about 100,000 acres west of Spokane, keeping hundreds of firefighters busy trying to corral the blaze and protect homes and other buildings. Smoke-filled skies prompted health …


  • Event, grants encourage clean wood burning

    People in the Spokane area who like to burn wood to stay warm might consider attending a family-friendly event this weekend on how to ensure wood is dry and seasoned …


  • Beacon earns award for green method of clothes laundering

    At Beacon Cleaners & Laundry, the fresh scent of clean clothes is free of the chemical odor of solvents. The suits, wedding gowns, comforters and other “dry clean only” items …


  • Burn bans take effect as pollution risk rises

    Cold, stable air over the Northwest has led to widespread burning bans. National Weather Service forecasters said conditions that favor a buildup of pollution will continue through Friday and possibly …


  • Clean air agency investigating odor

    The Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency is investigating a strong odor in downtown Spokane.


  • Forecast: Air quality will be moderate

    Wednesday’s bright summer skies were hiding an annual Spokane health threat: ozone pollution. The Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency issued a forecast for deteriorating air quality as a result of …


  • Air agency lauds CXT’s improvements

    CXT Inc. of Spokane Valley was honored with the 2011 Clean Air Award for reducing ozone-forming pollution from paints and solvents. The award is given annually by the Spokane Regional …


  • Burn ban lifted in Spokane

    A stage-2 burn ban in effect since Monday afternoon was lifted this morning as air quality improved.


  • Agency orders ban on burning

    For the first time in more than a decade, air-quality authorities issued a stage-2 burning ban Monday, meaning all indoor wood-burning and outdoor burning is prohibited except in homes where …


  • City, air agency could settle fine, upgrade incinerator

    Spokane would have to pay a $5,000 fine and upgrade its regional trash incinerator under a proposed deal being considered by Mayor Mary Verner. The settlement, proposed by the Spokane …


  • Free seminars offered on wood burning

    The Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency has teamed up with local wood stove retailers to offer “Burn it Smart, Burn it Safe” seminars.


  • Mercury emissions too high during incinerator test

    Spokane’s Waste-to-Energy Plant violated air pollution law during annual air testing in June. April Westby, an environmental engineer for the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency, said the agency’s director, Bill …


  • Outdoor burning not allowed

    The Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency is reminding residents that outdoor burning of residential yard debris is no longer allowed.


  • Business garners clean air award

    Spokane Valley’s Fiber-Tech Industries has earned the 2010 Clean Air Award for reducing emissions at its production plant in the Spokane Business & Industrial Park. The company makes fiberglass-reinforced plywood …


  • EPA pushes smog limits

    WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed stricter health standards for smog, replacing a Bush-era limit that ran counter to scientific recommendations. The new limits – which are …

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