Contact(s): Andrew Savagian, DNR communications, 608-261-6422
MADISON - Throughout the month of May, the Department of Natural Resources is highlighting clean air successes and reminding citizens that DNR is committed to clean air in Wisconsin.
Clean Air Month is held annually each May to recognize positive trends in air quality in Wisconsin. The DNR's Air Program provides information about air quality, tips for reducing air emissions and links for signing up for air quality notices.
New this year, the Air Program developed a video on Wisconsin's clean air successes. The 60-second video, which will be available later in May on DNR's YouTube channel [Exit DNR], highlights some of the key successes in pollution reductions.
According to the most recent Wisconsin Air Quality Trends Report, based on 2016 data, concentrations of most pollutants regulated under the Clean Air Act have been decreasing over the past decade across the state.
"The overall decrease in pollutant concentrations is encouraging and is the result of cooperative regulatory control programs reducing emissions from vehicles and sources in Wisconsin and surrounding states," said Gail Good, Department of Natural Resources Air Program director.
Good added that the DNR will continue to work with local, state and federal groups in order to attain all air quality standards.
The DNR website, dnr.wi.gov, has many resources for reducing air emissions. To learn more about Clean Air Month and about voluntary actions to reduce air emissions, please visit the DNR's Do A Little Save a Lot web page.