Clean Air Action Plan

The Clean Air Action plan — including the original plan and subsequent updates — provides voluntary, clear, actionable steps that will improve air quality in the region.

Original Clean Air Action Plan

The original Clean Air Action Plan, published in 2005, focused on four main strategies to reduce ground-level ozone:

  • Reducing diesel emissions.
  • Reducing power plant emissions.
  • Public education.
  • Sustainability.

2011 Update

In 2011, local and state partners expanded the Clean Air Action Plan to include new action areas:

  • Promoting pedestrian, bike and transit-friendly options in area communities.
  • Promoting best practices in native and sustainable landscaping and green infrastructure.
  • Promoting green buildings, sustainable site design and improved building codes for local governments.
  • Promoting energy-efficiency incentives for homeowners and renters.

2018 Update

Building on earlier success, the 2018 update to the Clean Air Action Plan added new strategies for sustainable landscaping and green building actions adopted in 2011 and introduced three new action areas:

  • Transportation connectivity.
  • Transportation technology.
  • Public engagement