West Oakland Residents Choking on Toxic Diesel Exhaust

Published: November 2003

Authors: Meena Palaniappan, Diana Wu, and Jacki Kohleriter

Pages: 203



Residents of West Oakland are exposed to far more than their fair share of toxic diesel pollution. To examine the impacts of diesel pollution on West Oakland communities, the Pacific Institute created this report in partnership with the West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project and the Coalition for West Oakland Revitalization. Residents were employed to conduct on-the-ground research, looking at innovative ways to raaaw fulleduce truck traffic and pollution in residential areas and improve community health. The report offers solutions that could improve air quality without harming industry.