We Have Clean Air
We’re Working Hard to Keep it that Way
Even though the air in our area is relatively clean, that does not mean that our quality is not under attack. Under the Federal Clean Air Act our clean air can be polluted through a permitting process. There are limits to the level of this air pollution, and this makes areas like ours, targets for large polluting industries. These dirty industries need to find areas that have room between the current levels of pollution and the limits identified in the Clean Air Act.
If you are interested in learning more about potential threats to our air quality check out the link below.
Wildfire Impacts to Air Quality
Check Out This Link for Air Quality Information – Airnow.gov
Local Air Quality Monitors – Purpleair.com
EPA Wildfire Presentation – Five Steps to Smoke Safety
Once it’s Gone, it’s Hard to Get Back
What being a Class I Airshed Means
The Kalispel Tribe has effectively reduced the amount of future air pollution on the Reservation, by changing our airshed designation from a class two to a class one designated airshed. Class 1 airsheds are afforded the highest level of protection under the Clean Air Act. This is a great victory for clean air and will help protect our future generations from the impacts of dirty air.