Advocate for economic and environmental balance in air quality regulations

Posted January 4th, 2017 | Status:

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ACTION ALERT: Advocate for economic and environmental balance in air quality regulations

We need your voice to advocate for a balanced and economically sustainable 2016 Air Quality Management Plan (AQMP or Plan), which is a regional blueprint for achieving federal air quality standards that is currently being developed by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD). The Plan is set to be considered by the SCAQMD Board on February 3.

Join our coalition!

BizFed is leading a Coalition for a balanced and economically sustainable AQMP, not one of regulatory overreach. Will you sign on to our Coalition’s white paper, which will be delivered to the SCAQMD Board later this month?

To join our Coalition, please email your logo to BizFed’s Advocacy Director, Lara Larramendi, at lara.larramendi@bizfed.org by Monday, January 23.

Click here to download the Coalition white paper

Look who has already signed on!

  • BizFed
  • California Railroads
  • California Trucking Association
  • Construction Industry/Air Quality Coalition
  • Inland Empire Economic Partnership
  • NAIOP – Commercial Real Estate Development Association – SoCal
  • Pacific Merchant Shipping Association
  • San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership
  • SoCal Gas
  • Southern California Leadership Council
  • Valley Industry & Commerce Association (VICA)
  • Western States Petroleum Association
  • Young Professionals in Energy – Los Angeles

Why is this so important?

The outcome of the 2016 AQMP will significantly affect the way in which industry is regulated for years to come, impacting businesses of all sizes throughout the South Coast Air Basin. It is critical that the 2016 AQMP prioritizes cost-effectiveness and balances both environmental and economic needs. Should the Plan emphasize draconian regulatory approaches, then our region will be further disadvantaged both economically and competitively. BizFed has been working very hard to shape the Plan during the public comment period to help ensure the AQMP does not overly burden our members and Southern California’s economy.

Click here to read comment letters that BizFed has submitted to SCAQMD throughout the AQMP development process

 

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