Who agrees we have an air quality problem?
- School District Superintendent Pete Lewis 452-2000 x400, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Current Woodriver Principal Jeff Mann 479-4211, email@example.com and former Woodriver Principal Star Patterson
- At least 7 staff from Woodriver who submitted air quality complaints to the borough
- Woodriver PTA firstname.lastname@example.org
- FDNM & Dermot Cole email@example.com
- Mayor Luke Hopkins & Assembly: approved Air Quality Ordinance in June 2010, essentially negated by Prop A (pending legal review) w/ Oct. 5, 2010 vote.
- Air Pollution Control Commission
- Interior Wood Burners Assn: “(D)eal with the handful of nuisance outdoor boilers, we don’t need a blanket ordinance that punishes those who are being responsible.”
- Alaska DEC: 2006, 2007, 2010 Fairbanks Home Heating Surveys; MOU with FNSB, Jan. 2010, “The Borough will take the lead in developing and implementing local control programs to address pollution from area sources….” And, “DEC and the Borough will continue to respond jointly to public complaints regarding air pollution within the Borough.”
- EPA Region 10: designated parts of the FNSB in “nonattainment” for PM 2.5 particle pollution Dec. 2009.
- Alaska Division of Public Health: Dr. Lori Verbrugge 2009 presentation on health impacts from PM 2.5 pollution; Rachel Kossover 2010 analysis of the relationship between daily PM 2.5 concentrations and local hospitalization rates in Fairbanks.
- American Lung Assn: “F” grade given to Fairbanks North Star Borough for particulate pollution.
- Fairbanks Area Wood Smoke Local Action Coalition: “Residents of the FNSB have a problem: We are poisoning our air, thereby putting ourselves at increased risk of illness, especially the elderly, those ill, and our children.”
- Business interests as “non-compliance places the state in jeopardy of losing federal funding” (pg 6).
- Borough taxpayers interested in avoiding unnecessary workers’ comp claims and medical costs incurred by school district employees to treat smoke-related illnesses.
- Many residents and voters on both sides of Prop A in the Oct 5, 2010 municipal election.
- Who’s missing? To be added to this post: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What needs to be done right now: School District Self-care for Our Schools