BPC Continues Advocacy Efforts on AB 617 Implementation

This month, BPC signed onto a second coalition letter spearheaded by the California Manufacturers and Technology Association (CMTA), which expresses some concerns and recommendations for the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Community Air Protection Blueprint. CARB approved the Community Air Protection Blueprint at its Board meeting on September 27. BPC has been, and continues to […]

BPC Attends CARB and CalEPA Public Workshop on At Berth and At Anchor Control Measures

As part of its ongoing implementation of AB 617, the State of California has reinforced its commitment to the legislation’s goals by incentivizing further emissions reductions in and around high-impact communities. Accordingly, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and California Environmental Protection Agency have drafted an update to the state’s “Concepts for Ocean-Going Vessels Operating […]

Spare the Air Alert for Tuesday, September 25, 2018

BAAQMD is forecasting tomorrow’s Air Quality Index to be unhealthy due to increased levels of ground-level ozone. People with respiratory disease, such as asthma, should avoid prolonged outdoor exertion; everyone else should limit prolonged outdoor exertion. Ozone can aggravate asthma, cause short term breathing difficulties, and cause lung inflammation. Help reduce the amount of air […]

BPC Comments on Port of Oakland’s Draft Seaport Air Quality 2020 and Beyond Plan

Earlier this summer, the Port of Oakland unveiled their Draft Seaport Air Quality 2020 and Beyond Plan (the Plan) – a continuation of their Maritime Air Quality Improvement Plan. BPC has submitted a comment letter in support of the Plan, but called for additional flexibility to allow the Port to more easily navigate unintended economic […]

BPC Continues Engagement on AB 617 Implementation

On August 21 a group of BPC members met with Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia and top staff members from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) to discuss the implementation of AB 617 at both the state and local level. Supervisor Gioia is a BAAQMD Board Member as well as a member […]

Spare the Air Alert for Thursday, August 9, 2018

This message approved by Chandra Johannesson, Manager of Environmental Compliance: A Spare the Air Alert has been issued for Thursday, August 9, 2018, throughout the Bay Area. EBMUD is a member of the BAAQMD Spare the Air Employer Program BAAQMD is forecasting tomorrow’s Air Quality Index to be unhealthy due to increased levels of ground-level […]

As California burns, Climate goals may go up in smoke – even after the flames are out

Click here to read Calmatters’ ‘As California burns, climate goals may go up in smoke—even after the flames are out’.

Spare the Air Alert for Wednesday, August 8, 2018

This message approved by Chandra Johannesson, Manager of Environmental Compliance: A Spare the Air Alert has been issued for Wednesday, August 8, 2018, throughout the Bay Area. EBMUD is a member of the BAAQMD Spare the Air Employer Program BAAQMD is forecasting tomorrow’s Air Quality Index to be unhealthy due to increased levels of ground-level […]

PPIC Survey: Californians and the Environment

Voters see environmental issues as key in the governor’s race. Statewide Survey: Californians and the Environment Mark Baldassare, Dean Bonner, Alyssa Dykman, Lunna Lopes Key findings A majority of likely voters (56%) say the candidates’ environmental positions are very important in determining their vote in the governor’s race (67% of Democrats, 54% of independents, and […]

Spare the Air Alert for Thursday, July 26, 2018

This message approved by Chandra Johannesson, Manager of Environmental Compliance: A Spare the Air Alert has been issued for Thursday, July 26, 2018, throughout the Bay Area. EBMUD is a member of the BAAQMD Spare the Air Employer Program BAAQMD is forecasting tomorrow’s Air Quality Index to be unhealthy due to increased levels of ground-level […]