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About this Plan

Did You Know?

Individuals can make a big difference in the fight against air pollution.
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Air Action Plan Highlights

This Air Action Plan will help to improve air quality across B.C. by promoting clean transportation, clean industry and clean communities. Highlights of the 28 actions in the plan include:

Clean Transportation

  • cleaning up emissions from transit and school buses
  • promoting a province-wide anti-idling campaign
  • retro-fitting older heavy duty diesel vehicles
  • greening B.C.’s vehicle fleet by supporting Green Fleets B.C. and enhancing effective programs such as SCRAP-IT and Air Care on Road
  • supporting greener ports and marine vessels

Clean Industry

  • eliminating beehive burners
  • turning more wood waste into energy
  • working with the bioenergy industry and others to develop new fine particulate
  • standards for industrial boilers
  • encouraging companies to use the cleanest available technologies

Clean Communities

  • taking an active role in airshed planning
  • supporting people to replace old wood stoves with cleaner alternatives
  • implementing a provincial smoke management plan
  • supporting research on air quality and health