Pacific Southwest, Region 9
Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations
Air Program Features and StoriesProtect Yourself from Health Effects of Smoke EPA offers recommendations on how to protect your health from the effects of smoke.
$60 Million Clean Air Act Settlement in Nevada Air quality in the Las Vegas are will be improved by reducing emissions of nitrogen oxides by 2,300 tons annually.
NASA and EPA Collaborate in the San Joaquin Valley Federal agencies bring advanced monitoring to the valley to assess particulate matter pollution and improve air quality.
Hydraulic Hybrid Vehicles -- EPA and the United Parcel Service (UPS) have developed a hydraulic hybrid delivery vehicle to explore and demonstrate the environmental benefits of the hydraulic hybrid for urban pick-up and delivery fleets.
EPA proposes plans to limit emissions from two coal-fired power plants on the Navajo Reservation –– EPA is proposing Federal Implementation Plans under the Clean Air Act to regulate emissions from the Navajo Generating Station and the Four Corners Power Plant. The public comment period ends on Nov 6, 2006.
Las Vegas area complies with federal carbon monoxide standard -- Clark County, Nev. is in compliance with the national 8-hour carbon monoxide standard, and there have been no exceedances of the standard since 1998.
Owens Valley – By 1930, the once vibrant Owens Valley lake was a barren patch of earth. A recent collaboration will bring the valley's air quality up to national standards by next year.