Breaking news – California air quality regulators slam proposed 710 Freeway tunnel for posing an unacceptable cancer risk!

Today is a big day for those fighting the proposed 710 Corridor Project in the LA metro area.  The South Coast Air Quality Management District released a letter finding the Environmental Impact Review to be worthless. Congratulations to Moving Forward Network members East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice, Natural Resources Defense Council, and all of the other community and environmental groups working to protect their neighbors.

AQMD: 710 Freeway tunnel would raise cancer risk to unacceptable levels, San Gabriel Valley Tribune

“One part of the EIR places the cancer risk of the project at 149 chances per million people exposed to pollutants, well above the district’s standard threshold of 10 chances per million. Yet, the report concludes that the cancer risks are “less than significant” based on faulty data.”

Air Quality Management District Says 710 Extension Project EIR is Flawed and Useless, Pasadena Now

Background: EIR comment letter by “Beyond the 710”