Air Quality Successes And Resources

Successes

  • From 2000 to 2014, ozone levels in Texas decreased by 29 percent. The rest of the nation averaged a 16 percent decrease in ozone levels.
  • Texas has one of the most extensive, aggressive air monitoring programs in the nation. Air monitors across Texas provide more than 26 million data points per year.
  • In 2014, all monitors in Texas had annual average benzene concentrations below the state’s safe level (Air Monitoring Comparison Value or AMCV).
  • Between 2000 and 2013, emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx), a precursor to ozone, from major industrial sources have decreased 63 percent.
  • Of the 20 states with the highest NOx emissions, Texas ranks 4th lowest in emissions per capita.

Publications

Ozone: The Facts

Particulate Matter: The Facts

You can order these free publications and more through our Publications page.

Videos

2016 TEEA Civic/Community Winner: Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Beach and Marsh Restoration
2016 TEEA Civic/Community Winner: City of San Marcos & Texas State University
2016 TEEA Agriculture Agriculture: Brockriede Brothers and Lalk Brothers Farms
2016 TEEA Pollution Prevention Winner: Dell Inc.
2016 TEEA Individual Winner: Trevor Hance

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