Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Jack Broadbent, executive officer of the Air District, offered a statement on the Trump Administration’s threat to pull California transportation funding.

Spare the Air Status

“Last week, The Trump Administration said they will revoke the emissions waiver, which would create more air pollution and health impacts. This week, they are threatening to punish California for not meeting air quality standards by threatening to take away federal transportation funding – a classic case of blaming the victim. The administration’s threat to take away federal transportation funding – funding that’s used, in part, for mass transit and infrastructure – would create even more air pollution. This duplicitous move adds insult to injury, makes no sense from a public policy or health perspective and certainly doesn’t help move the needle to reduce harmful air pollution. In the face of these spiteful actions, the Bay Area Air District will never waver in our fight to reduce air pollution and protect the health of Bay Area residents.”

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Last Updated: 9/24/2019