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For Release: Monday, March 27, 2023

Media Advisory for Tuesday, March 28

DEC to Hold Capital Region Community Meeting on Progress of Statewide Air Monitoring Initiative

What: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will hold a virtual public meeting on Tuesday, March 28, to provide an update for Capital Region residents. Study areas in the Capital Region are included as one of 10 communities that are part of DEC's 2022-23 Statewide Community Air Monitoring Initiative.

Mobile air monitoring started in July 2022 in the first four of 10 areas -- the Bronx, Buffalo/Niagara Falls/Tonawanda area, Capital Region, and Manhattan. The initiative will help DEC identify sources of air pollution and climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions in these communities.

Visit the DEC website for more information about the year-long community air monitoring initiative.

When: Tuesday, March 28, at 6. p.m.

Where: Virtual Meeting Link to join meeting via WebEx (leaves DEC website)

Meeting Number: 161 251 2824 Meeting Password: FMegtDZJ363

Call In Number to join by phone only: 518-549-0500

For more information about the Community Air Monitoring Initiative, visit the DEC website.

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