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Air Pollution & EmissionsAir Pollution

Local governments play an important role in reducing indoor and outdoor air pollution and the impacts of climate change by educating communities about air quality issues and participating in air quality improvement policies, programs or initiatives in buildings they own and/or manage, transportation and energy programs, and land use decisions.

LGEAN resources most applicable to clean air include:

  • Climate Change. Local governments are in a pivotal position to help mitigate the impacts of climate change, because they have the capacity to inform, educate and influence the activities of people in their community. Provides a summary of issues and links to numerous useful websites and documents.

  • Indoor Air. Local governments can play an important role in reducing indoor air pollution by educating communities about air quality issues and participating in air quality improvement programs or initiatives. Provides a summary of issues and links to numerous useful websites and documents.

  • Outdoor Air. Under the CAA, many industrial facilities and some local government operations (e.g., solid waste incinerators) are required to obtain air permits. Additionally, state and in some cases local governments oversee, manage, and enforce many of the requirements of the CAA. Provides a summary of issues and links to numerous useful websites and documents.

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