Industry and Community Stakeholders Show Out for Proposed Cap on GHG Emissions

More than 25 groups and 40 individuals gave public comments at the Bay Area Air Quality Management District’s (Air District) June 21st Board meeting. While the Air District had several items on their agenda that morning, Directors and stakeholders spent over three hours considering a vote on adopting and certifying an Environmental Impact Report on […]

Spare the Air Alert – Friday, June 23, 2017

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 […]

Spare the Air Alert – Thursday, June 22, 2017

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 […]

Winter Spare the Air Alert for TODAY, Monday, January 30, 2017

Blueprint for Clean Air and Climate Protection in Bay Area – Bay Area Air Quality Management District

Come to a Spare the Air, Cool the Climate Open House A Blueprint for Clean Air and Climate Protection in the Bay Area Dear Bay Area Community, In January 2017, the Air District will release Spare the Air, Cool the Climate (2017 Plan), which will serve as a blueprint for clean air and climate protection in […]

SB 1387 May Affect Local Representation Throughout California

Sacramento’s Attempted So Cal Overreach Could Extend Beyond Southern California By Jack Bean, Executive Director of the Industrial Association of Contra Costa County Thursday, August 18th, 2016 Things have been going pretty well lately in the East Bay. Since last year the total number of jobs here increased by almost 27,000 and unemployment is below the […]

BAAQMD Adopts New Air Quality CEQA Compliance Guidelines for Construction

Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) Adopts New Air Quality CEQA Compliance Guidelines for Construction. On June 2, BAAQMD unanimously adopted “thresholds of significance”.  These are numeric air pollution thresholds to be used in the land use review process by local government in deciding whether to require  builders/project sponsors to conduct studies on ways […]