Diesel Free Neighborhoods

Recording and Other Resources from the March 26 Panel & Leadership Team Conversation


26Mar22 Diesel Free NS mtg.mp4  You may need to unzip this file; Google will walk you through the process.

Panel Bios

Chris Peeple: ​​Chris Peeples has been an elected member of the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District for the last 24 years. He is the lead director on AC Transit’s Zero Emission Bus (ZEB) program. He has lobbied and testified on hydrogen fuel cell electric buses before local, state and federal bodies. He has been an invited speaker and panelist at conferences and university programs. He saw his first fuel cell in 1960 at age 13.

Ms Margaret Gordon: is a co-founder of the West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project, former Port of Oakland commissioner, and a lifelong community activist and tireless fighter for environmental and social justice.

Paul English: Dr. English is an environmental epidemiologist with the Public Health Institute in Oakland.  He served as a consultant on heat preparedness for the Public Health Foundation of India and contributed to a systematic review of health indicators of climate change for the World Health Organization.

Tony Brasil: Mr. Brasil has 29 years of professional experience with the State of California and 24 of those years have been with the California Air Resources Board.  He currently leads a team that implements existing regulations to reduce emission from trucks, buses, and off-road equipment and that develops new regulations with the goal of making a complete transition to zero-emissions.

Want to join the 350BA Diesel Free Neighborhoods Team?

We are in the process of formulating our plan of action and creating campaign/s. Join us! There’s lots to do. Email Nik@350bayarea.org to learn more.

Presentations & Links Shared by Panelists and Participants:

AQ Mapping from Ms. Margaret: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/131yLhLLE_uHYJflRVRS7QCnf9hB-y46fkHdmiykik4M/edit?usp=sharing

Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) from Paul English: https://oehha.ca.gov/air/health-effects-diesel-exhaust  shows the 70% or cancer risk from diesel air pollution

Text of AB 617: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180AB617

You can get a map of emergency room visits for asthma by ZIP code here: https://trackingcalifornia.org/asthma/query

All trucks operating in CA are subject to the Heavy-Duty Inspection and Maintenance program. https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/our-work/programs/inspection-and-maintenance-program/heavy-duty-inspection-and-maintenance

Link to the CARB annual update on school bus replacement (Link from Annemarie Rodgers)  https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/resources/documents/state-school-bus-annual-reports-sb-1403

Tony Brasil (CARB) Slides Tony Brasil, CARB Diesel Free Northstar mtg.pptx

Paul English Slides (Public Health Institute Oakland) Paul English, health impacts of diesel_3_25_22.pptx

Link to the 350 Bay Area diesel sources and impacts toolkit