Minneapolis Sustainability

350 S. 5th Street, Room 315M
Minneapolis, MN 55415
sustainability@minneapolismn.gov

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Air Quality

Air quality in Minneapolis is among the best of large metropolitan areas in the U.S. Still, the area has air quality issues that contribute to health problems such as asthma, lung disease and heart disease. Most air pollution comes from fossil fuel combustion for transportation and electricity generation.

TargetsAir Quality

  1. Reduce air pollution in the Minneapolis area to health-based levels recommended by the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
     
  2. Reduce all monitored air toxics to levels within state health guidelines by 2015.

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Last updated Mar 28, 2013