Get Involved in Local Efforts

Efforts are being made by citizen like you to reduce air pollution.
  • Let people know you care. One of the driving forces behind reducing air pollution is citizen concern and involvement. As an individual or as a representative of a concerned group, speak up at hearings and let your local public officials know how you feel about air pollution problems in your community. 
  • In the summertime, practice "ozone awareness." Check the daily air quality index on the DEQ Website at or telephone the Air Quality Hotline at (225) 219-0857 or Ozone Forecast at (225) 219-3543.
  • Learn about local efforts and issues. Talk to your state environmental agency -- the Louisiana DEQ--to find out what it is going on in your area.
  • Report problems. If you think you see an air pollution problem, call DEQ's Single Point of Contact or SPOC at (225) 219-3640 or DEQ’s 24-hour notification hotline at (225) 342-1234 or Toll-free 1-888-763-5424.

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