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Advice to Council No: 22-03 Public Consultation on new CEC project to improve air quality for environmental justice

20 July 2022

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JPAC agrees with the public comment that highlighted the lack of clarity in how communities will be chosen as part of this project and would like to stress the importance of choosing the right communities to showcase best practices and concrete impacts. [...] Additional public comments included: - Potential lack of capacity and resources in vulnerable and underserved communities and community-based organizations, especially after project completion, to continue with their collaborative efforts; - Potential issues related to the location, use and maintenance of low-cost sensors and the lack of baseline data; - The importance of environmental education t. [...] and Coapa in the municipality of Coyoacán Mexico Mexico City, Metropolitan Zone of In 2021 and early 2022, these communities have known the most days with Jalisco, the Valley of Mexico, ozone and particulate matter concentrations exceeding environmental Guanajuato, the Metropolitan Area health standards. [...] Nuevo León of Guadalajara), the Metropolitan Zone of the Toluca Valley, Irapuato and the Metropolitan Area of Monterrey Mexico Oaxaca State of Oaxaca and Based on the State Inventory for Black Carbon (Inventario Estatal de Puerto Escondido Carbono Negro), the main sources are associated with the burning of combustible materials such as firewood and sugarcane bagasse, as well as forest fires and ag. [...] USA Texas Greater Houston Area/ Houston is consistently ranked as one of the worst cities in the country for Harris County air pollution and Harris County has the largest concentration of chemical manufacturing and refining facilities in the nation.

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