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Environmentalists Say They Were Shut Out of Talks on Building Housing Faster

This article was first published April 1, 2019 on San Francisco Public Press.  By Kevin Stark Both the California builders’ lobby and the state’s largest trade union for construction workers backed Gavin Newsom’s campaign for governor. When the Democrat won in a predictable landslide in November, they proceeded with a common purpose: to knock down.....

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Amid e-commerce surge, California cities want relief from truck pollution

This article was first published March 14, 2019 on Energy News Network. WRITTEN BYKevin Stark PHOTO BYwww.routexl.com / Flickr / Creative Commons Community and clean air advocates are fighting to curb pollution and electrify trucks in a distribution center hub. The new expectation of next-day delivery is contributing to an old problem for California’s valley communities:.....

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Fontana cambia una zona residencial a industrial para nuevo complejo de bodegas

This article was first published March 13, 2019 on Excelsior California. Construcción de centro de almacenamiento y despacho en el Inland en 2016. (John Valenzuela/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin) (John Valenzuela/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin) By ANGELA NASO Los concejales de la ciudad de Fontana han votado a favor de convertir una zona residencial, en donde se esperaban.....

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Fontana approves plans to build seven warehouses in southeastern part of town

This article was first published March 13, 2019 on the Daily Bulletin. A policy analyst with an environmental justice group called the vote on Tuesday, March 12, “unwise and negligent” Fontana city leaders on Tuesday, March 12, approved plans for a massive industrial business park in the southeastern part of town. (Photo by Brian Whitehead,.....

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Fontana City Council approves controversial West Valley Logistics Center

This article was first published March 13, 2019 on the Herald News. By Alejandro Cano A child attending the Fontana City Council meeting holds a sign in opposition to the West Valley Logistics Center.  (Herald News photo by Alejandro Cano) Despite heavy opposition from some local residents, environmental groups, and state and municipal elected officials,.....

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An environmental justice perspective on the Green New Deal

This article was first published March 4, 2019 on IECN. The Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice believes the Green New Deal (Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez) could have a positive effect on our region through its Just Transition, clean energy, and zero emission goals. The Green New Deal proposes that we move towards zero.....

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Support Green New Deal to combat climate change: Letters

Support Green New Deal to combat climate change: Letters This Letter to the Editor was first published February 28, 2019 on the Daily Bulletin. Re “The Green New Scam” (Opinion, Feb. 17): The Green New Deal deserves unanimous support from Inland Empire representatives — a region severely impacted by climate change in regard to clean.....

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EFFORTS TO CLEAN AIR IN I.E.

This article was first published on February 14, 2019 on Precinct Reporter News. By Dianne Anderson On the Westside of San Bernardino where Ericka Flores grew up, there was always a hefty daily dose of pollution, much of it coming from local transportation systems, Omnitrans and BNSF railroad. It’s also the area where her friends,.....

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SALUD AMBIENTAL: El transplante de pulmones de Mario Juarez es el precio que pagó por vivir en Jurupa Valley

Los Juárez creen que las causas de la enfermedad pulmonar de Mario ha sido la exposición prolongada a contaminantes producidos por camiones que circulan  alrededor de su colonia Mira Loma Village Mario Juárez, de 59 años, en su casa en Mira Loma Village, Jurupa Valley. (Anthony Victoria/CCAEJ)   This article was first published February 12,.....

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Let’s Clear The Air ( February 8, 2019)

Featuring: Gracie Torres, Western Municipal Water District & CCAEJ Board Member