Pacific Institute Topics Publications Resources Press Center AboutUs Contact
end of navigation section


For Immediate Release: Tuesday, January 16, 2007

West Oakland Community Meeting:
Health Risks of Diesel Soot

Community Meeting/Health Risk Assessments Underway for Diesel Soot in West Oakland

West Oakland Senior Center
1724 Adeline Street
Oakland, CA - map and directions

Wednesday, January 31, 2007
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The California Air Resources Board, in cooperation with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, is conducting modeling studies to estimate the health risks from diesel exhaust in West Oakland.

The studies will examine the impact of diesel emissions from ships, trucks, trains, and other sources.

This meeting is co-sponsored by the Air Resources Board, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and the Port of Oakland.

The meeting will provide an opportunity for the public to learn about the studies, ask questions, and provide input. 

Key Topics

• Why these studies are being done.

• What we expect to learn from the results.

• What data are being used to understand diesel sources in West Oakland and how they operate.

• How emissions will be estimated.

• What health impacts will be quantified.


You can find more information about these studies (including draft materials when available) and sign up for the mailing list at:

In 2007, the Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security celebrates twenty years of providing research for people and the planet. Founded in 1987 and based in downtown Oakland, the Institute provides independent research and policy analysis on issues at the intersection of protecting the natural world, encouraging sustainable development, and improving global security.


print buttonPrint email buttonEmail


Paying With Our Health: The Real Cost of Freight Transport in California