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Posted on: December 28, 2021

The Effect of Personal Fireworks on the Air Quality in Maricopa County

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PHOENIX (December 28, 2021)– Each year during the holiday season, Maricopa County experiences high concentrations of particulate matter the size of 2.5 microns, more commonly known as PM2.5 or smoke. The smoke is caused by the use of personal fir...

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Posted on: November 22, 2021

“Burn Cleaner, Burn Better” Winter Air Pollution Campaign Kicks Off

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PHOENIX (November 22, 2021)– The Maricopa County Air Quality Department (MCAQD) has partnered with local businesses, community organizations, government agencies, and residents of Maricopa County to encourage the greater community to come togeth...

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Program Subawards Announced

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PHOENIX (February 11, 2021) – The Maricopa County Air Quality Department (MCAQD) is pleased to announce it has chosen seven organizations as the 2020 program year State Clean Diesel Grant Program subaward recipients. The State Clean Diesel Grant...

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

Funding Available Through DERA FY21 State Clean Diesel Grant Program

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PHOENIX (February 1, 2021) – Maricopa County Air Quality Department (MCAQD) is administering the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) State Clean Diesel Grant Program, which is designed to improv...

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