URGENT: Speak out at BAAQMD meeting on proposed refinery rules

smokestacks-red-sky.jpgLast year the Bay Area Air Quality Management District agreed to develop rules that will reduce refinery air pollution, including greenhouse gases, by 20% by 2020. Now its staff proposes rules that could increase this pollution!

Join us to demand that our the BAAQMD’s elected board:

  • Reject its staff’s ‘crude throughput’ exemption that allows refinery emissions to increase when more oil is refined.
  • Reject its staff’s ‘greenhouse gas’ exemption. allowing unlimited increases in refinery emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs).
  • Enact a moratorium on air permits for oil projects until it fixes its broken air rules.

Citizens for a Better Environment (CBE) developed talking points you may want to use to help shape your own statement. Download the talking points.

BAAQMD will has already held 3 public hearings:in Benicia, Richmond, Martinez. This hearing in San Francisco is the last of the series and will be webcast.

For details and links to the rules, please visit our Announcement on the BAAQMD hearings. On this page you'll also find links to the BAAQMD website, for the text of the rules.

San Francisco*
Friday, March 20, 10:30 AM - Noon
Air District Board Room, 7th Floor
939 Ellis Street  
* This meeting will be webcast
For additional information or to submit comments, please contact Eric Stevenson, at (415) 749-4695 or via e-mail at estevenson@baaqmd.gov.
Written comments, submitted by U.S. mail or electronic mail, are requested by close of business, Friday, March 27, 2015.  

March 20, 2015 at 12pm - 3pm
Bay Area Air Quality Management District
939 Ellis St
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States
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Andrés Soto ·