Call to Act – We Still Need Community Letters

Email the SCAQMD Board members requesting a strong Rule 1410 to Phase-Out MHF in 4 years.

The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) is currently in the process of formulating a regulation (Rule 1410) or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to address Torrance Refining Company and Valero, Wilmington Refineries use of toxic MHF.  During the last SCAQMD Board Meeting on February 1st, 2019, the Refineries drove to stop Rule 1410, but they failed with the help of YOUR voice.

After a thorough staff presentation on the dangers of airborne Hydrofluoric Acid, scores of residents from the surrounding communities spoke eloquently on the need to phase-out deadly MHF through Rule 1410. Board Chairman, Dr. Burke, made a motion for continued work on a Rule or MOU with possible phase out of HF or establish performance standard for community safety to be brought back to the Refinery Committee within 90 days.  This motion passed on a 9-4 vote from the 13 Board Members.

It has been a long 4 years since the Torrance Refinery Explosion on February 18th 2015. Your support and outreach has helped get us here, but we are still working towards a strong rule for MHF phase-out in 4 years.  We’ve made it easy for you to email the whole SCAQMD Board with the Contact Form below.  You can use our template, your own words or a combination thereof.



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