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Paramount Awarded EPA Grant for Air Quality Monitoring

Paramount, California, November 9, 2022 – The City of Paramount has been awarded $319,754 by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its community air quality monitoring program, which measures possible pollutants from metal-related businesses and ensures they are not emitting toxins into the air at harmful levels. The funding will cover the program’s costs […]

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Climate Action Plan: Year in Review

July 2022 marked one year since the City of Paramount adopted its Climate Action Plan (CAP). The City is proud to highlight the various strategies implemented and milestones reached in its efforts to make Paramount more environmentally sustainable.

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City of Paramount Releases Draft Subsequent Environmental Impact Report for Renewable Fuels Project in Town

 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 […]

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Paramount Selects Firm for Air Monitoring Services

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 […]

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City Council Celebrates Clean Air Day in Paramount

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 […]

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Paramount Adding Five Electric Vehicles to City Fleet

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 […]

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Paramount’s Street Lights Converting to LED

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 […]

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