Release 98-58
September 21, 1998 
CONTACT:  Joe Irvin
(916) 322-2990


ARB Celebrates National Pollution Prevention Week

        SACRAMENTO - In observance of National Pollution Prevention Week, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) members have signed a resolution supporting clean-air activities by businesses, industry, environmental groups and individuals throughout the state.

        ARB Chairman John Dunlap said, "Pollution Prevention Week is an opportunity for Californians to celebrate their natural resources and determine what can be done collectively and individually to protect those resources.  We have many successes to celebrate, however, there is still much work to be done to improve California air quality."

        The ARB's week-long celebration, September 21-27, will focus on a variety of air quality improvement efforts, including ridesharing, bicycling, school group presentations and cooperative clean-air efforts between industry and government.

        The ARB will also take the opportunity to highlight recent clean-air successes and promote voluntary pollution-reduction efforts by businesses and individuals in the state.

        Click here to view the ARB's Pollution Prevention Week resolution on the Internet, or contact the Public Information Office at (916) 322-2990 for a hard copy.

        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.

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