Join us as we push the Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board (and the Environmental Health Department) to do their jobs and protect vulnerable communities. SWOP and the community of San Jose will be there to oppose "permits to pollute" in our backyard.
Honstein Oil had been operating for years without an air permit, and when they did finally receive a permit, it was with the help of Air Board Chairwoman Jane Cudney-Black, who they hired on contract.
This is a blatant conflict of interest, and demonstrates the rubber stamp process for air permits here in Albuquerque that creates severe environemntal impacts in low-income communities of color.
Please note that public comment begins at 5 PM on January 11th- please come early and sign up for public comment, and tell the Air Quality Board to DO THEIR JOBS!