OPAL knows that for far too long, environmental justice communities across the state have been forced to bear the very real health risks and costs imposed on us by the lack of an adequate air toxics regulatory program.
We’ve known that in Portland communities, particularly communities of color and low income, are exposed to high levels of dangerous chemicals and compounds in the air. Air toxics come from transportation, industry, freight, wood stoves, and other sources. Oregon fails to regulate many of these sources and their resulting dangers.
OPAL is committed to making sure CAO produces the strongest possible standard of air quality regulation for the state, with a firm commitment to Environmental Justice. We are joining Neighbors for Clean Air in demanding prioritization for clean air protections:
1) funding to enforce Oregon’s new air quality regulations and reduce permitting backlogs, and
2) standards to rid our state of dirty diesel and prohibit importing old equipment, already outlawed in California.
On February 14th, join us for a day of action and deliver Valentines for Clean Air. On this day we will demonstrate our love for clean air.
Valentines for Clean Air
Oregon State Capitol Steps (900 Court St NE, Salem, Oregon 97301)
Wednesday, February 14
Starting at 9am-3pm
If you have any questions please contact, Maria Hernandez at firstname.lastname@example.org
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