Ariana | Aug 03, 2012
Every day, physicians and public health professionals see the effects of air pollution—in the forms of increased asthma, heart disease, and cancer –on their patients, and therefore must play an important role in this policy debate. While physicians can prescribe a much-needed medication to an asthma patient, by advocating for transportation decisions they can improve community health for all communities living alongside the I-710 corridor.
Join PSR-LA in standing up for clean air. Here are three ways you can amplify your voice for public health along the I-710 corridor.
1. Attend one of the official public hearings:
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Progress Park, 15500 Downey Ave., Paramount, CA 90723
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Silverado Park Community Center, 1545 W. 31st St., Long Beach, CA 90810
Thursday, August 9, 2012
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Rosewood Park, 5600 Harbor St., Commerce, CA 90040
2. Tell Caltrans:.
Include the Health Impact Assessment (HIA) in the final Environmental Impact Report (EIR). This health study was completed in 2011, and if included in the final EIR, can identify more accurate health impacts resulting from the project, and help us demand mitigation measures to protect health.
Do not add general purpose lanes. Additional freeway lanes will not address the region’s congestion and air quality issues. An induced traffic analysis that looks at future congestion and capacity issues should be conducted on all the alternatives presented.
Make any potential freight corridor for zero-emissions vehicles only. If an alternative is selected, a freight corridor should be for zero-emissions vehicles only so the impact on public health can be minimized.
3. Sign-up to be a PSR-LA Environmental Health Ambassador
Contact Patty Ochoa at firstname.lastname@example.org, (213) 689-9170, ext. 102. We will send you more information about the I-710 Corridor project and other significant transformational projects impacting health.
Together, we can ensure that all communities have access to safer, accessible transportation options and clean air.
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