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Climate Change and Air Quality

Climate Change and Air Quality

CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS

Carbon monoxide alarmFind out what your state has to say about smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.  Find a list of state statutes about carbon monoxide alarms and the different requirements in each state.  Note: The information on this page is for reference by state legislators and legislative staff.  If you are a homeowner, landlord or tenant with questions about carbon monoxide detector requirements in your area, please contact your state or local housing department. 

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REGULATING FIREPLACES

stone fireplace with fire inside of it.States and the federal government have set standards for fireplaces and wood-burning stoves to protect human health and the environment.

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NEW EPA REGULATIONS

LegisBrief logo NCSL’s LegisBrief explores recent EPA actions setting stricter standards for energy producers that are designed to further protect public health and the environment. 

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CLIMATE QUESTIONS

hands holding earthThis NCSL guide describes how assumptions can dramatically influence climate change policy and outlines questions lawmakers can ask to better understand the implications of climate change mitigation modeling.

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OVERVIEW | CLIMATE CHANGE AND AIR QUALITY

Air quality remains a prominent legislative concern.  NCSL offers information, research, legislation summaries and technical assistance to legislators and legislative staff on air quality issues. Issues covered include such topics as multipollutant strategies, emissions trading, greenhouse gas emissions, alternative fuel vehicles, regional haze, MTBE and transboundary pollution.

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