In light of new research, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is currently considering setting stricter health-based ambient air quality standards for ground-level ozone and fine particulates. What will these new standards mean for Minnesota businesses and communities? Minnesota’s air quality has improved over the last decade for most pollutants, but there is uncertainty about where new federal standards will be set and whether Minnesota will remain in compliance. In the midst of this uncertainty, Minnesota has a unique opportunity to develop our own solutions to our air quality challenges.
Speakers will address the following questions:
Event attendees will have an opportunity to raise questions and concerns—and propose solutions—that will be collected as input for the dialogue.
Confirmed speakers to date:
Jean Johnson, PhD, Minnesota Department of Public Health
John Paul, Dayton & Montgomery County (Ohio) Regional Air Pollution Control Agency
Ann Seha, Xcel Energy
Chris Nelson, 3M
Paul Pagel, Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP)