For the past three years, CCA and our allies have asked the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) to adopt a strong plan to finally bring relief to the hundreds of thousands of children and adults with asthma, and stop the tide of thousands of premature deaths from air pollution that occur annually in our air basin. Unfortunately, the Air Quality Management Plan (AQMP) being proposed on Friday does not go far enough to accomplish this.
In a letter to the board co-signed by nine organizations, including CCA, our groups have identified five places where the Board could use its authority to make the AQMP work better. Without these changes, the plan relies too much on incentive funding, voluntary actions by large polluters, and the possibility of regressive fees and taxes. Likewise, it fails to commit the agency to using its legal authority to reduce air pollution caused by so-called diesel “magnet sources,” such as large warehouses, rail yards, and ports.
Please join us on Friday, February 3rd to make our voice heard at the Air Quality Management District.
SCAQMD Board Meeting
February 3, 2017, 9:00 am
South Coast Air Quality Management District
21865 Copley Dr.
Diamond Bar, CA 91765
Agenda Item #25: Air Quality Management Plan
Southern California continues to have some of the dirtiest air in the nation. We need to stand up to large polluters to compel them to be part of the solution. Join us as we ask AQMD to be the champion we all deserve.
(We encourage you to attend in person but, if you cannot, you can also view the meeting webcast.)