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Air Quality Update Breakfast - Something in the Air to be Held on March 4, 2010

Febryary 10, 2010 - The Air Quality Alliance of the Chattahoochee Valley is inviting the Chattahoochee Valley region to an Air Quality Update Breakfast. At the breakfast, Ms. Lynorae Benjamin, from the EPA, will provide an update on the past, present and future look at air quality planning related to the fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) and ozone national ambient air quality standards. Ms. Betty Davis, from The Weather Channel, will also join us to provide a brief explanation of how weather affects air quality in the region.   Read more 

Columbus region now meeting attainment standards set by EPA for PM2.5

August 26, 2008 -  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) have made initial recommendations to not include Columbus on the list of cities in non-attainment on P.M.2.5 air particle pollution.   Read more 

Air Quality Alliance's Commuter Rewards Program

June 2008 - The Air Quality Alliance of the Chattahoochee Valley is excited to announce a new Commuter Rewards program made available to our area by the Georgia Clean Air Campaign. Commuter Rewards is an incentive program open to commuters who live and work in Georgia. Now you can take control of your commute and save time and money – even better, you can earn cash and win prizes by participating! There are a variety of options available, and plenty of people to help you figure out how to get started. Read more... Register Now!

Columbus City Council Approves Anti-idling Measure

November 6, 2007 - The Columbus City Council unanimously approved a measure calling for operators of heavy-duty city vehicles to turn off their engines when they’re not needed. The resolution calls for drivers of heavy-duty city-owned or leased vehicles to kill their engines and not let them idle for more than five minutes unless they are in traffic or such idling is needed to perform necessary work or respond to an emergency. Read more...

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