Tag: Air Quality
Air Quality Program prepared for new standard
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency decreased the annual national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter (PM) in February from 12 micrograms per cubic meter (µg/m3) to 9 µg/m3. At least one county in the region is not currently

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TCEQ announces fueling facility program
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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) announced that $12 million is available for projects to construct or reconstruct natural gas, electric charging, and other alternative fuels fueling facilities within the Clean Transportation Zone, which includes seven counites in the

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CAPCOG honors 2022 Air Central Texas Award Recipients
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CAPCOG and the Central Texas Clean Air Coalition (CAC) on Wednesday recognized Rich Segal, Dr. Peter Beck, Olivia Prior, Bill Gibbs, and Movability with its 2023 Air Central Texas awards. The awards celebrate the activities by organizations and individuals that

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March blows in region’s Ozone season
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Public education and outreach efforts are underway for this year’s Ozone Season which started in March and lasts through October. This is when conditions have the greatest chance of producing harmful ground-level ozone pollution according to CAPCOG’s Air Quality Program

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Air Quality Program aims to keep region PM compliant
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CAPCOG’s Air Quality program had already started to study and plan for reducing fine particulate matter (PM2.5) before the Environmental Protection Agency announced its proposed new standard for the air pollutant in January which could threaten the region’s National Ambient

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CAPCOG partners to educate children about air quality
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CAPCOG has partnered with the Clean Air Force and Austin FC|Atlas to provide classrooms with air quality monitors to help educate students about the environment while also collecting data on particulate matter (PM) in the region. The Be Air Smart,

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CAPCOG honors 2022 Air Central Texas Award Recipients
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The Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG) recognized David Yeomans, Amy Concilio, Paul Walter, Ethan Tobias, Christiane Heggelund, and a joint effort by the City of Bastrop, Capital Area Rural Transportation System (CARTS) and Lone Star Clean Fuels Alliance (LSCFA)

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Air Quality Program to upgrade air pollution tracking
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CAPCOG’s Air Quality Program will enhance its monitoring of fine particulate matter (PM), a form of air pollution in which the region has some of the highest levels in the state for communities along the I-35 corridor, by purchasing more

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Air Quality Program seeks award nominations
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CAPCOG’s Air Quality Program and its Clean Air Coalition are seeking nominations for the Air Central Texas Awards. The awards celebrate the positive contributions of organizations and individuals make to regional air quality in Central Texas by recognizing the great work happening

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CAPCOG names Simon Regional Planning, Services director
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CAPCOG has promoted Charles Simon to Regional Planning and Services director in September; he brings 34 years of local planning and economic development experience and a passion for collaboration and local community involvement to the role. Simon will oversee CAPCOG’s

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