The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) is currently developing a Public Participation Plan to guide the Air District's efforts in engaging with stakeholders. Below is the Plan and BAEHC's comments to improve the plan.
Here is the proposed plan:
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) has released their revised draft methodology for identifying areas impacted by air pollution.
We, the BAEHC has been highly involved in improving this methodology and has pushed BAAQMD to include RACE as a factor.
Read here BAEHC's comments that we submitted in July of 2013.
The Bay Area News Group (which publishes the Oakland Tribune and the San Jose Mercury News) is in the middle of publishing a series on asthma. One of their first stories talks about the problem of air pollution and its connection to asthma. Here’s the link to the series.
Here is a webcast of the board meeting, where BAEHC members asked the Bay Area Air Quality Management District to adopt BAEHC's Cumulative Impacts resolution and work with us on writing regulation to address Cumulative Impacts.
1300 postcards were delivered to BAAQMD that were signed by Bay Area residents asking BAAQMD to adopt BAEHC's recommendations.