February 19, 2018
Benicia air monitoring advocate Marilyn Bardet spoke powerfully at a recent workshop held by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and the California Air Resources Board. Her comments nicely summarize the longstanding neglect of air monitoring in Benicia and the need for state and regional agencies to include Benicia in upcoming community outreach regarding AB617, the Community Air Protection Program.
Here is the 2-minute video clip of Marilyn and the encouraging 1-minute response from the BAAQMD’s Greg Nudd. Below is more info and the video of the full workshop.
Highly recommended: highly informative video of the entire 2:39 minute workshop:
Full length video of the January 31, 2018 workshop, 2 hours 39 minutes. (Note that audio doesn’t start until minute 13:20, and the meeting begins at 15:55. You can move the slider forward to skip the first part.)
MORE about AB617, the Community Air Protection Program:
- California Air Resources Board: https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/our-work/programs/community-air-protection-program-ab617
- Bay Area Air Quality Management District: http://www.baaqmd.gov/plans-and-climate/community-health-protection-program
- IMPORTANT: Each community must “SELF-NOMINATE” to be included in this program. You may want to take the Air District’s 10 minute survey and register your concerns.