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 2004 Clean Air Awards

Thirteen Receive Awards for Cleaning the Air


To honor those businesses, organizations, agencies and individuals that have made significant contributions in the fight against air pollution, on Thursday, April 29, the American Lung Associations of the Bay Area presented Clean Air Awards to:


Education/Public Awareness

Roberta Gonzales, KPIX CBS Channel 5 News

For air quality reporting, and for neighborhood wood smoke reduction


Our Children's Earth and Jon Golinger, Proposition I

For the successful passing of SF Proposition I, requiring reduction of old diesel buses in the MUNI fleet


Leadership in Air Quality Public Policy

Sophie Maxwell, San Francisco Board of Supervisors

For innovation in developing local regulations to reduce air pollution


Karen Pierce

Clean air leader and advocate for Bayview Hunters Point


Honorable Mention

Bob Reynolds, Lake County Air Quality Management District

For being a proactive air pollution control officer


Leadership in Adoption of Technology to Promote Air Quality

Thomas Stoflet, Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport's Clean Air Program

For converting multiple aspects of airport operations to the use of alternative fuels


Honorable Mention

Mike Klinkner, City of Union City

For converting numerous city vehicles, street sweepers and transit buses to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) 



Gina Solomon, M.D., MPH

For conducting critical research on the health impact of air quality


Smart Growth

City of Dublin

For developing high-density residential areas with neighborhood commercial centers near transit hubs


Technology Development

Calpine - The Geysers

For producing the largest source of clean, renewable energy in the world - 19 geothermal power plants


Transportation Programs

Dept. of the Environment, City & County of San Francisco

For a multi-faceted Clean Air program including vehicle trip reduction, fleet conversion and pollution control measures


Lifetime Achievement in Air Quality

George Williams, Executive Director, ALA of California 1968 - 1990

For promoting air quality advocacy within the American Lung Association's public policy agenda