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 […]

BPC Sets Course on Air Quality Regulation

On July 11, the Resources & Infrastructure and Legislative & Regulatory Committees met together to discuss and strategize around BPC’s approach to air quality policy. We came out of the productive meeting with several action items: Comment Letters: On July 23, BPC sent a comment letter on to the California Air Resources Board regardings its […]

BPC Prepares to Engage on AB-617

In 2017, the California State Legislature passed AB-617 and in effect established the Community Air Protection Program (CAPP), which aims to mitigate air quality related health risks at the community level. In accordance with CAPP, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) will be submitting its final selections for candidate communities for consideration to the California Air […]

BPC Expert Briefing: Air Quality

BPC EXPERT BRIEFING Regulatory and Industry Impacts on Air Quality 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm Monday, March 26 Port of Oakland Board Room Oakland, CA Please join us for Bay Planning Coalition’s first Expert Briefing on Air Quality – an afternoon of dialogue addressing the changing landscape of air quality regulation; the proposed regulatory goals and the […]

Winter Spare the Air Alert for Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Spare the Air Alert – TODAY and tomorrow, October 27, 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, August 31, 2017

BAAQMD is forecasting Thursday’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 – TODAY – Monday, August 28, 2017

BAAQMD is forecasting TODAY’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 […]

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 […]