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Earth Day 2015

Small changes make a big difference! Review the progess our country has made toward a cleaner, safer environment through these short videos .

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Lawnmower Exchange

It's the 2015 Lawnmower Exchange! Get a $100 Voucher toward a new electric mower when you recycle your old gas-powered mower. April 25th from 8 a.m. to noon at the OSU-OKC Farmers Market. For more information call Diana Hinson at (405) 702 4171 or send her an email .

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EPA proposes new standards for ozone

EPA will accept comments on the proposed new, stronger National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ground-level ozone until Wednesday, March 17, 2015.

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2014 A Very Good Year

The 2014 ozone season comes to an end with Oklahoma clearly in attainment of the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone.

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New Methane and VOC rules coming this summer

EPA plans to establish new rules to control methane and VOC emissions from oil and gas production sites. The rules are expected to be proposed this summer.

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What is air quality?
The amount of pollution in the air from all sources - natural and human - defines the quality of the air we breathe.  Air pollution isn't limited to our cities; it can blow into any part of Oklahoma from neighboring states.

Why is it important?
Bad air quality can affect everybody's health.  It can have direct effects on the lungs, and it can worsen an existing condition, such as asthma.  Some people are more sensitive to air pollution than others.  These include young children who are growing rapidly and older adults who have reduced immune systems.
Poor public health also incurs economic costs for society, e.g., increased healthcare costs and loss of working days.  And a clean environment makes Oklahoma an attractive place to live, work and play: something we can all be proud of.

What does the Air Quality Division do?
Most importantly, we work to effectively protect the public health in Oklahoma.  We do this by:

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Last Updated: April 22, 2015


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