Energy-intensive and polluting facilities such as refineries, rail yards, factories and highways are often located in close proximity to low-income communities and communities of color in LA county. These communities face elevated health risks from pollutant exposure and have historically been over-burdened and under-resourced.
OurCounty will set a framework for long-term policies to better protect these communities from pollution and reduce health inequities, with short-term and medium-term actions that support these goals.
Decrease childhood asthma prevalence to 6.8% (from 7.5% in 2015)
Decrease average on-road diesel PM emissions to 80% below 2017 levels
Decrease childhood asthma prevalence to 6.0%
Reduce toxicity-weighted concentrations of emissions in disadvantaged communities by 40%
Decrease average on-road diesel PM emissions to 100% below 2017 levels
Decrease childhood asthma prevalence to 5.0%
Reduce toxicity-weighted concentrations of emissions in disadvantaged communities by 80%