Learn about new federal air quality standards, what they could mean for Metro-area businesses and communities, and how we can identify local strategies to improve our air quality and avoid increased regulation through measures that are efficient and effective for Minnesota.
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.
Environmental Initiative is hosting three events, in Minneapolis, Duluth and Rochester, where locally relevant speakers will address the following questions:
This series of events will kick off Minnesota’s Clean Air Dialogue, a facilitated stakeholder process in which leaders from the business, government and nonprofit sectors will identify potential emission reduction strategies that are efficient, effective and beneficial for Minnesotans and Minnesota industries.
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
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Registration will open at 11:00 a.m.
St. Anthony Main Event Center
219 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414