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April 7, 2010 > Air District releases draft Bay Area Clean Air Plan

Air District releases draft Bay Area Clean Air Plan

Submitted By Ralph Borrmann

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District, the regional agency responsible for protecting air quality in the Bay Area, has released the draft 2010 Clean Air Plan, a comprehensive strategy to improve Bay Area air quality and protect public health.

"Although we continue to make strides toward cleaner air, we still have more work to do," said Jack Broadbent, executive officer of the Air District. "We believe this first-of-its-kind plan will help the region meet our clean air goals."

The draft Clean Air Plan details the strategy the Air District and its partners will implement to reduce air pollution, including greenhouse gas emissions. This strategy proposes to safeguard public health by reducing exposure to air pollutants that pose the greatest health risk. The draft plan is the first of its type to look at multiple pollutants such as ozone, particulate matter, air toxics and greenhouse gases in an integrated way. This integrated strategy assesses these pollutants' sources to identify opportunities for maximum reduction.

A regional workshop on April 8 will present an overview of the draft plan, answer questions and receive public input.

The draft Clean Air Plan has been prepared in collaboration with the Air District's regional agency partners: the Association of Bay Area Governments, the Bay Conservation and Development Commission and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.

For a copy of the plan, or more information visit http://tinyurl.com/yjlp77n or contact David Burch, Principal Planner, at (415) 749-4641 or dburch@baaqmd.gov.

For more information about the Bay Area Air Quality Management District visit www.baaqmd.gov.

Clean Air Plan Regional Workshop
Thursday, April 8
1.30 - 4.30 p.m.
County of Alameda
2nd Floor, Room #225
1221 Oak Street, Oakland
www.baaqmd.gov

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