Whether urban or rural resident, everyone in Missouri needs and deserves clean air. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources protects our air by monitoring pollutants, making rules and enforcing laws to maintain air quality and issuing permits to facilities to control air pollution. We work to maintain the purity of Missouri's air to protect the health, general welfare and property of the people. 

Protecting and enhancing air quality is a challenging responsibility requiring participation from state and local governments, regulated entities and the general public. Missouri citizens can take simple, everyday steps to protect air quality and save money while doing it.