The Tohono O’odham Nation is utilizing U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Clean Air Act 103 grant funding to create and establish an Air Quality Program.
There are several ways you can tell how well the Clean Air Act is working. Over time, the Clean Air Act will continue to reduce air pollution, but it will take time for some of the Act’s provisions to have their full impact.
In general, when EPA or state, local, and tribal governments require sources of pollution to adopt control measures, you will see results right away. For instance, when large industrial facilities are required to install pollution control equipment, releases of pollutants should drop when the equipment is installed. On the other hand, in the case of cars and trucks, it may take several years for old vehicles to be retired from the road before the full effects of cleaning up cars and trucks will be seen.
Tohono O’odham Clean Air Program: 520-383-8681
The Nation’s Air Program is collaborating with the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals, Northern Arizona University and collaborating with the Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona to conduct Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Tools for Schools. The Tools for Schools program provides schools with information on the quality of air inside the classroom and how its air contents could affect the health of the students and affect learning abilities. It’s also a lesson for students because they gain the knowledge of IAQ and how to assess and measure the quality of air in the class room.