This winter,we hosted a forum for over 30 local diesel truck drivers to let them know about new and existing California Air Resources Board regulations and available SoCal Air Quality Management District funds to retrofit or purchase new vehicles. Connecting drivers to this information is key in the fight to reduce diesel pollution in our communities. If you are a truck driver seeking more information about regulations and funds,visit ARB’s Truck Stop website (in Spanish here).
Pacoima and Sun Valley residents face higher-than-average levels of pollutants related to diesel exhaust,leading to high levels of respiratory disease. Diesel pollutants also lead to cancer and heart disease. For more information on the negative health effects of diesel pollution,start here.