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The Children’s Health and Petroleum Pollution Remediation Act of 2003 (SB
981, Nell Soto) would improve air quality and create a public health grant program for the intervention, treatment and education of sensitive populations suffering from respiratory illnesses such as asthma. The grant program would be funded by a 30-cent fee, paid by refinery operators, on each barrel of petroleum refined in California.
SB 981 would also increase funding for the lower-emission school bus program and the Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program. Such programs will help reduce diesel emissions and thus harmful particulate matter and toxins from transportation sources to improve California’s air quality.
Please contact Senator Nell Soto’s office to support SB 981:
The Honorable Nell Soto
State Capitol, Room 4074 Sacramento, CA 95814 (916) 445-6868