Improving air quality will be topic of meeting |

Improving air quality will be topic of meeting

To address the worsening air quality in western Nevada County, the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District must prepare a plan to lower ozone concentrations and meet national air quality standards.

Nevada County’s air has gotten dirtier in the past five years, with ozone and other vehicle exhaust pushed into the foothills from the Sacramento and Bay areas. According to the American Lung Association, the county’s air is the 12th worst in the nation for ozone air pollution; in 2000, it ranked 35th in the nation.

From 10:30 a.m. to noon on Monday, the air district will hold a public meeting at the Madelyn Helling Library, 980 Helling Way, in Nevada City.

The district will discuss the nature of ozone, summarize federal requirements, and gather suggestions on reasonably available local measures and strategies to reduce ozone concentrations.

For more information, visit for details.


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User