Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Dr. Philip Fine, executive officer of the District, has offered a statement on the recent air quality incidents at MRC.

Spare the Air Status

"The recent air quality violations at MRC are troubling and unacceptable. The Air District shares the community’s concern and outrage about these events. We are actively investigating and pursuing all legal avenues to ensure MRC is compliant with our regulations and that future violations and community disruptions are minimized. The Air District recently announced a joint civil enforcement action against MRC in conjunction with the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office to combine our prosecutorial resources to vigorously pursue accountability and justice for the Martinez community. The Air District stands in solidarity with our partners and the residents of Martinez to hold MRC accountable."

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Last Updated: 12/28/2023