Improve air quality, decrease the public health impacts from exposure to local air pollution, increase community education about those impacts, and support community-based solutions.
Support Portland’s Clean Air Protection Program
Did you know Portlanders breathe the dirtiest air in Oregon? Portland’s Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) and low-income communities are most likely to suffer the greatest health impacts from this toxic air pollution, which can include increased incidence of respiratory diseases, cardiovascular damage, elevated cancer risk, and birth defects.
That’s flat out unacceptable.
To address this significant issue, Portland’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) has proposed the creation of a Clean Air Protection Program that would use funds collected from the city’s largest stationary sources of air pollution (including Zenith’s oil-by-rail facility) to support community-based pollution reduction programs. BPS is currently seeking comments on its draft proposal—we need your help to support the passage of this important program.
The program will generate roughly $2 million a year that will be reinvested in community-based pollution reduction programs designed to improve air quality, decrease the public health impacts from exposure to local air pollution, increase community education about those impacts, and support community-based solutions.
Help us show support for this program by noon on Friday, November 19.