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The Bay Area Air Quaility Management District BAAQMD is the government agency responsible for protecting the air health and safety of the public. They have bullied and terminated whistleblowers Michael Bachmann and Sarah Steele for trying to stop the destruction of pollution control documents including violations and fines by companies such as Chevron, Shell and Pacific Steel corporation.
Dr. Larry Rose who is the former Cal-OSHA medical director talks about the failure of the agency to independently monitor releases by the Chevron refinery and other polluters. He also reports that the agency is refusing to do full monitoring of the pollutants despite the fact that the technology exists to carry out such monitoring.  He  reports on how BAAQMD executives retaliate against engineers who ask tom many questions that might expose or challenge the corporations that they are supposed to regulate. Finally he looks at Governor Brown's AB 398 and how it prevents and limits regional agencies such as the BAAQMD from imposing more severe pollution controls benefiting the polluters.  Also Steve Ingraham who was a founder of the  West Berkley Alliance For Clean Air & Jobs also reports on the refusal of the agency executives to protect the air.
These presentations were part of a forum on the role of the BAAAMD and the retaliation against whistleblowers Michael Bachmann and Sarah Steele who were fired after exposing the illegal destruction of pollution control documents.
Additional media:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TkxcCZtHQQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEb7zex3b6k
https://youtu.be/QuMHn1FqDAE
http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/02/22/whistleblowers-mystery-file-cabinet-dumped-boxes-of-pollution-records-part-of-air-regulators-document-destruction/
http://www.dailycal.org/2017/02/22/whistleblowers-file-claim-bay-area-air-quality-management-district/
http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/02/22/whistleblowers-mystery-file-cabinet-dumped-boxes-of-pollution-records-part-of-air-regulators-document-destruction/
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Ex-air-quality-workers-say-district-illegally-10949383.php
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2017/02/22/former-bay-area-air-quality-agency-workers-file-whistleblower-claim/
http://www.berkeleycitizen.org/Pacific%20Steel/pacific8.htm
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