Breathers Wanted in HB

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Breathers Wanted in HB

Postby Wilberforce » Sun May 05, 2013 9:56 pm

Breathers Wanted in HB

Concerned about “Local Control“?

That’s the code phrase Assemblyman Allan Mansoor coined to describe how he thinks the AQMD should deal with the fire pits.

Huntington Beach Mayor Connie Boardman is concerned about losing $800,000 in parking revenue, which she claims will happen if the fire pits are removed. So Mansoor invented this new “Local Control” doctrine: the AQMD should publish their data and leave it up to the cities to decide how to balance parking revenue versus public health.

Maybe you feel that breathing clean air at the beach, or anywhere else, is priceless.

And by the way, the AQMD was originally created specifically because air pollution doesn’t often honor city boundaries. Local Control is dead in the water as an effective strategy, but we need more advocates to speak up.

If you’d like to spread the word and find more like-minded people who weigh public health higher than parking revenue, download this flyer and pass a few out in your neighborhood.

As of right now, our voices are outnumbered by those who feel the nostalgia of the fire pits is a right not to be tampered with. Let your elected officials know that you stand for clean air.

• The Surgeon General has determined that there is no safe level of exposure to ambient smoke!

• If you smell even a subtle odor of smoke, you are being exposed to poisonous and carcinogenic chemical compounds!

• Even a brief exposure to smoke raises blood pressure, (no matter what your state of health) and can cause blood clotting, stroke, or heart attack in vulnerable people. Even children experience elevated blood pressure when exposed to smoke!

• Since smoke drastically weakens the lungs' immune system, avoiding smoke is one of the best ways to prevent colds, flu, bronchitis, or risk of an even more serious respiratory illness, such as pneumonia or tuberculosis! Does your child have the flu? Chances are they have been exposed to ambient smoke!
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