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Locals engage AQMD regulators tonight

South LA residents on front lines of air pollution to engage South Coast air regulators on air quality plan during community forum LOS ANGELES — The Watts and South Los Angeles Clean Air Community Forum will

South LA residents on front lines of air pollution to engage South Coast air regulators on air quality plan during community forum

LOS ANGELES — The Watts and South Los Angeles Clean Air Community Forum will bring residents and South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) officials together, tonight at 7 p.m. at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 1715 Santa Ana Blvd. N., Los Angeles

The two sides will dialog on the disproportionately high air pollution these communities face. Low-income, communities of color like Watts and South L.A. have long been and continue to be severely impacted by bad air quality.

The event will give residents the opportunity to engage directly with AQMD regulators on the need to develop a strong clean air plan that prioritizes communities hit hardest by dirty air.

On Feb. 3, the South Coast AQMD will make a final decision on a strategy to meet safe air standards under the Clean Air Act, which the region has never done.

The Sierra Club My Generation campaign is co-sponsoring the event with St. John’s United Methodist Church, the Watts Neighborhood Council, Physicians for Social Responsibility, the Los Angeles Community Action Network, Community Legal Resource Center, and Center for Biological Diversity.

 

 

 

 

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