Stories tagged: spokane regional clean air agency
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019
More evacuations ordered on Colville Reservation due to wildfire that’s expanding, making Spokane air unhealthy
Temperatures soared in Spokane on Wednesday to 98 degrees, the highest recorded temperature this summer, as wildfire smoke settled across the region. That made air quality unhealthy. And conditions are …
UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019
Before clean air agency formed 50 years ago, Spokane’s air was unhealthy more than a third of the time
After 50 years of inspecting and enforcing air quality rules, Spokane’s air is cleaner than it has been in decades.
Wed., March 13, 2019
Stuckart accuses clean air agency regulatory overreach, cites Otis Hotel asbestos fines and construction delays
The local clean air agency “overreaches” with its regulatory authority and hampers economic development in an effort to “justify their existence,” said Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019
Spokane Clean Air offering homeowner grants for replacing old wood-burning stoves and fireplace inserts
The Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency is grat accepting applications for its wood-burning stoves and fireplace inserts change-out program.
Mon., Dec. 24, 2018
Troubles continue to mount for the renovation of the Otis Hotel in downtown Spokane, as the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency issued asbestos-related violations to five companies working on the …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018
Spokane may soon get a reprieve from the lingering haze of wildfire smoke, but it’s likely to be short-lived.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018
After a slight break from “unhealthy” air quality readings during portions of Monday and Tuesday, the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency reported that Spokane awoke Wednesday to “unhealthy” air again.
Tue., Aug. 21, 2018
The hazy days of August have become yet another season in Spokane. That time of year when the skyline is sepia-toned, when you wonder if that run is worth the …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018
The city’s six public swimming pools will be closed while choking conditions persist in Spokane, limiting access to a free relief from potential record-breaking heat. The city’s splash pads will …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018
Dozens of marijuana farmers in Spokane County will have to pay fees ranging from $500 to $2,000 this year to cover the expenses of enforcing state laws governing nuisance smells. …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017
The Spokane Symphony decided to go ahead with its annual free concert in Comstock Park Monday evening in spite of unhealthy air quality levels.
Fri., Aug. 11, 2017
Incoming smoke on Friday pushed air quality to “unhealthy” in Spokane, the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency reported. Air quality in the region has been reaching the “unhealthy” or “unhealthy …
Sat., July 8, 2017
Wood smoke and dust aren’t the only pollutants causing problems in Spokane. Ozone levels rise during the hot days of summer
Sun., Dec. 11, 2016
Roger Bertsch can’t stand the smell that wafts from his neighbor’s property. Sometimes it’s barely detectable in the afternoon breeze. But sometimes, he said, the skunky aroma is so penetrating …
Fri., Nov. 4, 2016
Among the nation’s 100 largest metro areas, the Spokane/Spokane Valley metro area ranks No. 1 for the percentage of residents who rely on wood for their primary heating source. About …
Wed., July 20, 2016
Spokane’s work to reduce what was once a serious problem with carbon monoxide pollution has largely succeeded.
Fri., Feb. 5, 2016
ExxonMobil’s bulk fuel terminal in Spokane Valley has been recognized for its pollution control efforts by the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency.
Fri., Dec. 25, 2015
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 …
Fri., Nov. 20, 2015
Unhealthy levels of pollution from wood smoke are expected in Spokane County this evening, according to the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency.
Thu., Nov. 19, 2015
The Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency recommends against burning the green, wet wood from Tuesday’s windstorm. It won’t produce much heat.
Wed., Oct. 21, 2015
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 …
Thu., Oct. 8, 2015
Twelve Spokane-area employers have been recognized for the efforts to cut air pollution
Thu., Oct. 1, 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.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 25, 2015
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 …
Sun., Aug. 23, 2015
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 …
Sat., May 25, 2013
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” …
Fri., March 15, 2013
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 …
Sun., Feb. 17, 2013
Jon McCauley can tell you when air pollution is bad. His lungs tighten, his fatigue worsens.
Sat., Jan. 19, 2013
The Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency has announced a Stage 2 burn ban for the most populous areas of Spokane County.
Fri., Sept. 21, 2012
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 …