OAKLAND (BCN) – During the 4/20 marijuana holiday, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District announced it was seeking to shut down all nine diesel generators at a weed in East Oakland.
District officials said Wednesday that Green Sage was operating the generators without a license at The Oakland Tinnery at 5601 San Leandro St. and The Oakland Cannery at 5733 San Leandro St.
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The District’s Independent Hearing Board will be asked to issue a reduction order following ongoing violations and after issuing a Notice of Violation to Green Sage on February 16.
“The Air District is taking decisive action to stop these unauthorized and harmful diesel emissions from Green Sage generators,” Damian Breen, Air District’s deputy general manager of operations/enforcement, said in a statement.
“East Oakland suffers from more air pollution than other parts of the Bay Area and approval of the reduction order will help protect local residents and the community,” Breen said.
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If the Hearing Panel approves the application, Green Sage must shut down the generators immediately.
Air district officials are encouraging members of the public to comment and otherwise participate in the hearing, which has not been scheduled.
Green Sage did not respond to a request for comment emailed to them on Wednesday morning.
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