The Alameda County Transportation Commission (ACTC) will vote on the county "goods movement" plan for trains, trucks, ships. As a result of Ditching Dirty Diesel Collaborative advocacy, the Commission will also vote on an accompanying resolution to strengthen the health and equity components of the plan.
Can you turn out to make it happen? Talking points will be distributed.
Diesel pollution from the trucks, ships and trains that move goods into and out of the Bay Area, largely through the Port of Oakland, accounts for the majority of the cancer risk from air pollution in the Bay Area. It can also contribute to asthma attacks, cardiovascular problems and strokes.
These impacts are greatest for people living in close proximity to these sources. Noise, vibration and traffic caused by shippping, trains and trucking also affect people living near the ports and highways, who are largely low-income people of color. The health of these communities must be a priority in the plans.
Oakland, CA 94607
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