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For Release: Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Media Advisory for Wednesday, March 29

DEC to Hold Buffalo/Niagara Falls/Tonawanda 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 Wednesday, March 29, to provide an update for Buffalo/Niagara Falls/Tonawanda residents. Study areas in Buffalo/Niagara Falls/Tonawanda 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:  Wednesday, March 29, at 6. p.m.

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

Meeting Number: 161 916 1371 Meeting Password: CPspkuzY873

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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