The City of Paramount, in partnership with environmental advocacy organization TreePeople, is producing an Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP) to improve the immediate and long-term management of the City’s trees. In alignment with the City’s Climate Action Plan, the actions outlined in an UFMP will serve to increase the City’s tree inventory and alleviate the […]
Paramount Awarded Gold-Level Energy Action Award 2nd Consecutive Year
For the second year in a row, the Gateway Cities Council of Governments (COG) has recognized the City of Paramount’s leading environmental advocacy with a Gold-Level Energy Action Award. Of the 27 Gateway cities, Paramount is only one of six to receive the top honor Gold level. “I am very proud that our City has […]
Hexavalent Chromium Levels Remain Low in Paramount as City Continues Air Monitoring Program
Paramount, California (January 17, 2023) – The City of Paramount is researching options for the purchase of five new air monitoring devices as part of its ongoing program to measure levels of hexavalent chromium in the community, a proactive approach in prioritizing the health of its residents. The new monitors will be the most state-of-the […]
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 […]
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.
Electric Vehicle Charging Ports at Paramount and Progress Parks Approved for the City
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.
City to Proceed with Renewable Fuels Project: Petroleum Refining Eliminated for Good
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]