End Toxic Air Pollution

We are ending toxic air pollution, prioritizing the heavily impacted front-line communities.

Every step of the supply chain adds dangerous pollutants, which kill and cause chronic health issues. Our work – speeding the transition to clean energy, transportation and buildings while ushering in the end of the fossil fuel era – results in dramatically cleaner air. As 350 Bay Area works to reduce emissions locally and beyond, our work prioritizes the heavily impacted front-line communities.

  • Target and reduce deadly particulate matter pollution
  • Eliminate diesel pollution
  • Establish setbacks from fossil fuel drilling and fracking sites

Success Story

Bay Area Refineries Must Clean Up Their Air Pollution

In July 2021 the Air District Board voted in favor of rule 6-5, the rule requiring refineries to clean up their air pollution. The rule will likely require the Chevron Richmond and PBF refineries to install “wet gas scrubbing” technology on their worst polluting units. This technology is already in widespread use at a majority of refineries across the country – and now finally the Bay Area as well. This is a BIG deal and many activists have worked hard to make this happen. It’s been a years’ long coalition effort, but organizing works. The health and environmental justice arguments and dogged appeals to each board member (finally) paid off.

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Accelerate The Fossil Fuel Endgame

Diesel Free Neighborhoods

Recording and Other Resources from the March 26 Panel & Leadership Team Conversation Recording 26Mar22 Diesel Free NS mtg.mp4  You may need to unzip this file; Google will walk you

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End Toxic Air Pollution

Fossil Fuels are Killing Us

December 16th, 2020 was the first time air pollution was listed on a death certificate. Seven years after 9-year-old Londoner Ella-Kissi-Debrah’s death, a coroner ruled that her fatal asthma attack

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