Clean air is vital to the the health of our residents, especially those who have respiratory problems. But clean air is also important to the region's economic health. If our region fails to keep its air healthy, as measured by health-based standards established by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), then stricter regulatory requirements could make it more difficult for industry to move into our area or expand their operations.
Kansas City's Health Department works with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to monitor and regulate emissions from specific business and industries.
Mid-America Regional Council (MARC), works with the EPA, the states of Missouri and Kansas, and many other agencies and organizations to plan and coordinate programs to keep our region's air clean and healthy.
How clean is the air today? - MARC's Skycast web page has up-to-date information about Kansas City's air quality.
Take Action - Steps you can take to help keep our air clean and healthy.
Air Quality Forum - The Office of Environmental Quality and Health Department, as well as representatives of the Environmental Management Commission, work with many other agencies and organizations to keep our air clean through MARC's Air Quality Forum.
The OEQ is also charged with coordinating the City's efforts to reduce ozone-generating activities on Ozone Alert Days and compiling the Ozone Reduction Achievements and Ozone Season Report.