County of Santa Clara and Partners Call for Stronger Collective Action Against Aircraft Lead Emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday announced plans to evaluate endangerment related to lead emissions from piston-engine aircraft

WHAT:

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday announced that it will begin evaluating a ban on leaded aviation fuel, which is responsible for widespread lead contamination in communities such as those surrounding Reid-Hillview Airport in East San José.  County of Santa Clara leaders and community partners, who have been advocating for this action for decades, will respond to this milestone EPA announcement and the path toward a nationwide ban on leaded aviation fuel.

WHO: 

Supervisor Cindy Chavez, County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors  
James Williams, County Counsel, County of Santa Clara
Marcie Keever, Program Director, Friends of the Earth (FoE)
Maricela Lechuga, Cassell neighborhood leader

WHEN: 

Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at 1 p.m.  

WHERE:

County of Santa Clara Government Center
James P. McEntee Plaza (by the flagpoles)
70 West Hedding Street
San José, CA 95110

The event will stream live on the County's FB page

 

ABOUT THE COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA
The County of Santa Clara government serves a diverse, multi-cultural population of 1.9 million residents in Santa Clara County, California, making it more populous than 14 states in the U.S. The County provides essential services to its residents, including public health protection, environmental stewardship, medical services through the County of Santa Clara Health System, child and adult protection services, homelessness prevention and solutions, roads, park services, libraries, emergency response to disasters, protection of minority communities and those under threat, access to a fair criminal justice system, and many other public benefits.
 
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Media Contacts: María Leticia Gómez / Eric Kurhi,  Office of Communications and Public Affairs, (408) 299-5119, [email protected]

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