Ware(house) Is That Pollution Coming From?

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Posted December 26, 2012 in News
Really, Moreno Valley, you sure you want to become the next Ontario or Mira Loma? That’s sort of the message regional air-quality guys are sending MoVal in the form of a letter the South Coast Air Quality Management District sent to Moreno Valley’s top planner, according to a Dec. 14 letter. The letter, a response to the city’s final environmental impact report for the proposed 1.5-million-square-foot March Business Center, goes on to state that “the residents in our region currently experience the worst air quality in the nation, and we have a very serious challenge to meet the federally required ozone standard by 2023.” Keeping in mind that Mira Loma and Ontario are already warehouse/distribution hellholes, sending lungfuls of truck-traffic pollution into the air daily, the AQMD’s concerns don’t seem far-fetched: “AQMD staff is concerned about the lack of mitigation measures the city has proposed for warehouse projects within its jurisdiction, including the March Business Center.” Moreno Valley, you can’t say you haven’t been warned.

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