Miyerkules, Mayo 01, 2024

The Air District’s Board of Directors has adopted the Path to Clean Air Community Emissions Reduction Plan for Richmond-North Richmond-San Pablo. 

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The plan was created in partnership with the Path to Clean Air Community Steering Committee that includes local community members, public agencies, and other stakeholders. The plan identifies critical air quality and public health concerns and offers actionable solutions to address them.

The plan covers the cities of Richmond and San Pablo and several unincorporated areas in Contra Costa County, including North Richmond, that are impacted by air pollution sources including fuel refining, ships, marine terminals, industrial manufacturing facilities, railways, and vehicle and freight traffic. According to CalEnviroScreen 4.0, several communities in the Path to Clean Air area rank in the 90th percentile of pollution burden, some of the highest in California. A 2018 Contra Costa Health Services study shows that asthma rates in the county are higher on average than in the rest of the state and are especially high for children and Black residents.

The California Resources Board will consider the plan for approval later this year. To learn more, visit

The Path to Clean Air Plan was developed as a requirement of AB 617, a state law which recognizes that while California has seen tremendous improvement in air quality, not all communities have benefited equally, and some communities located close to freeways, ports, industry, or other large pollution sources need additional focus and resources to reduce exposure levels.

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Last Updated: 5/1/2024