Focus Areas

Focus Areas and Initiatives

Managing air quality in the western United States is as challenging as the states are diverse. Vast, diverse ecosystems - mountain ranges, deserts, grassy plains, and dense urban areas - face different sorts of challenges to achieve a common goal: to protect public health and the environment from unhealthy levels of air pollution. To achieve that goal, WESTAR focuses on key technical and policy areas for in depth evaluation, providing a forum for the exchange of information, assisting with the formulation of policies and technical tools to assist its members in responding to challenges that may be less important in other parts of the country.

Focus Area: Exceptional Events

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Focus Area: Oil and Gas

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Focus Area: Regional Haze

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Focus Area: Prescribed Fire and Smoke Management

WESTAR Prescribed Fire and Smoke Management Dialogue Recommendations

Focus Area: Air Curtain Incinerators

WESTAR Technical Committee Presentation

What's Coming?

Stay tuned for more background pages on topics of particular interest to the western states, including: