West Oakland Advocates Unhappy With EPA, City Agreement on Dirty Air

West Oakland Advocates Unhappy With EPA, City Agreement on Dirty Air

August 1, 2019 —KQED

After negotiating for two years, federal environmental officials reached a voluntary settlement with the city and Port of Oakland over a discrimination complaint related to West Oakland’s dirty air. The settlement outlines a series of goals to improve communication between the community, the city and the port. But Oakland and the port did not agree to any new substantive actions to reduce pollution, according to Earthjustice, which filed the complaint on behalf of the West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project. As part of the agreement, the EPA did not find any discrimination, which the city has denied.

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