Release 04-15      

July 2, 2004


Jerry Martin
(916) 322-2990
Media Advisory

Environmental Justice (EJ) Workshop on Climate Change in Oakland

-- The California Air Resources Board (ARB) will hold a community workshop to discuss environmental justice (EJ) issues in regard to climate change emissions from motor vehicles:

Tuesday, July 6
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Elihu Harris State Building
1515 Clay Street, Room 1
Oakland, California

Opening remarks will be given by Dr. Henry Clark of the West County Toxics Coalition, followed by a presentation by ARB staff and an open discussion period.

By 2005, the ARB is required by legislation (AB1493, Pavley, 2002) to adopt motor vehicle emission standards for global climate change emissions. ARB staff is seeking comments on the proposed regulation, scheduled to be heard by the Board in September.

Participants are also encouraged to remain following the workshop for a presentation by Redefining Progress, a non-profit organization researching the impacts of climate change on Californiaís communities.

For more information about climate change and the ARBís motor vehicle emission standards for greenhouse gases, please click here or call 1-800-END-SMOG.

The Air Resources Board is a department of the California Environmental Protection Agency. ARB's mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through effective reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and considering effects on the economy. The ARB oversees all air pollution control efforts in California to attain and maintain health based air quality standards.

The energy challenge facing California is real. Every Californian needs to take immediate action to reduce energy consumption. For a list of simple ways you can reduce demand and cut your energy cost, see our website at

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