- From 2000 to 2017, ozone levels in Texas decreased by 30 percent. The rest of the nation averaged a 17 percent decrease in ozone levels.
- Texas has one of the most extensive, aggressive air monitoring programs in the nation. There are more stationary monitors that measure volatile organic compounds (like benzene) in the state of Texas than in any other state.
- 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 2017, emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx), a precursor to ozone, from major industrial sources have decreased 69 percent.
- Of the 20 states with the highest NOx emissions, Texas ranks 7th lowest in emissions per capita.
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