FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
State Air Board on Thursday Can Strengthen Its Proposal to Protect Californians Sooner From Toxic Dry Cleaning Chemical
Last May, the Air Board took the important first step in deciding to phase out perc, an action that will shape the future of the dry cleaning industry beyond California. But their current 15-year phaseout proposal, which will be voted on at their Jan. 25 meeting can be strengthened to protect Californians sooner. (See fact sheet: http://www.coalitionforcleanair.org/pdf/factsheets/CCA-factsheet-PERC-hung-out-to-dry-new.pdf)
“The Air Board can ensure the future success of clothes cleaners and protect the health of all Californians by making these changes to their perc phaseout proposal,” said Luis Cabrales, campaign and outreach associate for the Coalition for Clean Air.
Many statewide health, community and environmental groups have joined the Coalition for Clean Air to ask for a stronger perc phaseout proposal including: Natural Resources Defense Council, California Communities Against Toxics, American Lung Association of California, Southern California Watershed Alliance, Worksafe and Physicians for Social Responsibility
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