Industrial Sources of Hazardous Air Pollutants
Neighbors for Clean Air has pushed for many industrial point sources to improve operations and go beyond the minimum requirements of the Clean Air Act and adopt what we call “best practices” for the control of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs, sometimes referred to as “toxic” air pollutants). We model our approach after the success Neighbors for Clean Air, working with the Northwest Environmental Defense Center (NEDC) and the local neighborhood association, had in negotiating a Good Neighbor Agreement with ESCO Corporation. This process relies upon an open and transparent evaluation of available emissions reduction opportunities, rather than the more common refrain from businesses that the “are doing everything we can.” When ESCO invested the energy in a transparent process with its neighbors it found over 20 different emission reductions opportunities, including changes to a process that had been going on for over 100 years. Neighbors for Clean Air is committed to pushing for all industrial point sources to undertake similar analyses with their neighbors and committing to undertake economically feasible emission reduction projects.
Learn more about specific projects Neighbors for Clean Air has undertaken:
- ESCO Corporation
- Vigor Industrial