The City of Paramount continues to implement strategies outlined in its Climate Action Plan. The most recent effort includes its approval to proceed with Southern California Edison’s (SCE) Charge Ready Program, which would provide the City with 10 electric vehicle (EV) charging ports at Paramount Park and another 12 at Progress Park.
On April 11, 2022, the Paramount City Council approved the plans and permits for the AltAir/World Energy Renewable Fuels Conversion Project that will end petroleum-based operations at the company’s facility and replace them entirely with renewable fuel production.
The City of Paramount has released a Draft Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) that analyzed the environmental impacts of converting the Paramount refinery (located at 14700 Downey Ave.) into a renewable fuels production facility, eliminating the refining of crude oil. Under World Energy, LLC, Boston based AltAir currently operates the site. The conversion project will […]
The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) temporarily resumed its air quality monitoring in July 2021after a brief hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions. The monitoring resumed at select industrial and school sites throughout Paramount while the City searched for a contractor to permanently fulfill the role. With expertise and guidance from the SCAQMD, the […]
Demonstrating its commitment to a greener and more sustainable city, the Paramount City Council unanimously adopted a resolution proclaiming October 6, 2021 as California Clean Air Day in Paramount. California Clean Air Day was started by the Coalition for Clean Air to unite communities across the State through their commitment to protect public health, improve […]
In light of Paramount’s recently adopted Climate Action Plan (CAP), the City has sprung into action by updating its fleet with a new electric vehicle. In early August, the Planning Department’s gasoline-powered car, used for building inspections, was replaced with an electric vehicle. An additional four EVs are anticipated to arrive in early 2022 and […]
Paramount has partnered with SoCal Edison to upgrade street lights in the City through the utility’s LED program. The project is replacing 2,950 outdated high-pressure sodium bulb fixtures throughout town. This conversion project is at no cost to the City and will lower energy use, produce brighter streets, and increase public safety. With the City’s Climate […]
At the July 6, 2021 City Council meeting, Paramount’s first-ever Climate Action Plan (CAP) was adopted by a unanimous vote. In concurrence with goals set by the State, the City’s CAP is tailored to address unique climate needs as a community and ensure that Paramount reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 40% below 1990 levels […]
Following South Coast Air Quality Management District’s (SCAQMD) suspension of its air quality monitoring efforts in Paramount, the City has released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for contract services related to monitoring levels of hexavalent chromium, an airborne industrial metal that is regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. While the search for a vendor […]
The City of Paramount has reported that all 16 metal-related businesses in town are set to receive Administrative Action permits. This new permit program establishes stricter oversight and was developed to address any future potential air quality issues in the City. This program is a first of its kind in California and places the following […]