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Unite: become a BAEHC ally!

BAEHC sent this letter to groups, inviting them to support our work by becoming an ally. If your organization is interested in becoming our ally, please visit our Allies page to sign a statement of support. Your organization will be listed as a BAEHC supporter, with a link to your website.

BAEHC urges BAAQMD to incorporate Environmental Justice into its Draft 2010 Clean Air Plan

Later this year, BAAQMD will ask its Board of Directors to adopt the 2010 Clean Air Plan, which will set regulatory priorities for 2010-2012.  BAEHC and its allies submitted strong public comments on the draft plan in April 2010, urging the Air District to prioritize pollution reductions in overburdened communities and expand opportunities for public participation.   Read the public comment letter here.

BAEHC Urges Stronger CEQA Thresholds to Protect Community Health

BAEHC members and allies recently urged the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) to establish greater protections for community health as BAAQMD proposed to revise its environmental review guidelines under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).In late 2009 and early 2010, BAEHC and our allies advocated more stringent thresholds for already overburdened communities, urging a prohibition on new pollution with limited exceptions.  In June 2010, BAE

July 2010 Public Participation letter to BAAQMD

Who is at risk because of permit decisions around air quality?

a. BAAQMD board members

b. large industry executives

c. community residents

 

If you chose letter c. community residents, you understand BAEHC's basic goal: