If you live in or near the LA metropolitan area, I encourage you to attend the 2016 Air Quality Management Plan (AQMP) Control Strategy Symposium this coming Wednesday and Thursday in Diamond Bar, California.
This two day symposium is being held on the heels of a dramatic policy change made last week by the South Coast Air Quality Management District. For more about the policy change, see today’s MFN Blog post, Cancer risks drive dramatic improvement in SoCal air quality rules.
On Wednesday, the symposium will focus on the air pollution generated by transportation – aircraft ships, cars, heavy duty trucks, and more. The Thursday session will focus on stationary sources, indirect sources, and other issues.
MFN members will contribute to four panel sessions on Wednesday.
- Adrian Martinez, Earthjustice, regarding On-Road Heavy-Duty Vehicles.
- Melissa C. Lin Perrella, Natural Resources Defense Council on Ocean-Going Vessels and Harbor Craft.
- Angelo Logan, East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice, on National/International Transportation Sources.
- David Pettit, Natural Resources Defense Council, on Aircraft and Ground Support Equipment.
On Thursday, Morgan Wyenn, Natural Resources Defense Council, will be on the Indirect Sources panel.
Another reason to go? The latest clean technology vehicles such as fuel cell, battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles will be on display.
For more information, review the symposium agenda or the poster below.