Presentations on Air Quality and Air Monitoring
May 14, Tues 7:00 pm, Benicia Library
On May 14, Progressive Dems of Benicia hosted expert speakers on air monitoring and air quality in Benicia, with a special focus on pet coke. Many thanks to Constance Beutel and Pat Toth-Smith for the video documenting the program below.
Video of the May 14 program on Benicia’s air
- Benicia videographer Dr. Constance Beutel offers a highly informative, fast-paced powerpoint on air quality, air pollution and its health implications, air monitoring and steps we can take in our own lives. (The video follows, but you can view the same content HERE, (5 short presentations Constance made before the Benicia City Council last fall.)
- CBE Senior Scientist Greg Karras narrates with a powerpoint, all about petroleum coke (pet coke), the potentially toxic byproduct of crude oil refining. (View the powerpoint in this downloadable PDF version.)
- Benicia attorney/teacher Kathy Kerridge concludes the video with a short presentation on the revival of Benicia’s community air monitoring program, BCAMP.
» Not included in the video: Mayor Patterson updated us on efforts between the City of Benicia and Valero to create a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which will follow up on actions Valero agreed to after defeat of the proposed Industrial Safety Ordinance. (The MOU will be helpful, but legally unenforceable.)