Six members of the Advocates for Safe Highways (ASAH) team provided public comment about the Kinross trucking plan to the commissioners of the borough’s Air Pollution Control Commission (APCC) at their regular meeting on May 4, 2022 in the Noel Wein Library. All six expressed their concerns about the impact that hundreds of daily ore truck trips will have on the air quality in Fairbanks and North Pole, which the EPA classifies as being a “serious non-attainment area” for air pollution.

ASAH requested assistance from APCC, whose mission, in part, states that its purpose is to “Develop and review comprehensive plans for the prevention, abatement, and control of air pollution in the borough.” The APCC normally meets on a quarterly basis, however after hearing our comments, Commissioner Michael Pollen stated that a more frequent meeting schedule will be discussed in order to give our request the attention it requires. APCC members thanked ASAH for attending the meeting and bringing this important concern to their attention