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Assemblymember Reyes Announces the 2018 30 Under 30 Awardees

This press release was first published July 10, 2018 on IECN In honor of former Assemblywoman Wilmer Amina Carter, Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-San Bernardino) is continuing her legacy by hosting the 2nd Annual 30 Under 30 event. The goal of the 30 Under 30 Award Ceremony & Art Showcase is to honor the accomplishments of.....

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Judge voids environmental study for Moreno Valley’s World Logistics Center

An overview of the area where the World Logistics Center is proposed to be built in eastern Moreno Valley, as seen from Cactus Avenue looking north to the 60 Freeway in August 2015. The Skechers warehouse is in the background. (File photo by Kurt Miller, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) This article was first published June 14, 2018.....

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California must invest in cleaning up polluted communities

Pump jacks stand in a field being developed for drilling using fracking near Lost Hills in 2014. David McNew Getty Images This op-ed was originally published June 1, 2018 on the Sacramento Bee Gasping for air in an asthma attack. Heart problems, cancer, stroke. These are the consequences of fossil fuels for millions of people in California’s.....

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Prop. 70 will slow down California’s push towards a greener future

This Op-Ed was first published May 30, 2018 on IECN California’s progress on reducing air pollution and climate action is at risk due to Proposition 70–industry’s sneaky attempt to curb investments benefiting low income, working class communities. What appears as a fair deal on the surface is really an act of political expediency that will.....

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South Coast AQMD board votes to look into regulating diesel emissions from large trucks traveling inland

Members of the Sierra Club and Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice are in attendance during the meeting of the South Coast Air Quality Management District Board at the South Coast Air Quality Management District in Diamond Bar, CA., Friday, May 4, 2018. (Photo by James Carbone for the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG) This.....

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Cracking down on warehouses to stem pollution from trucks — will it work?

Big rig trucks at a Super 8.  STEVE BAKER/FLICKR CREATIVE COMMONS This article was first posted May 4, 2018 on SPCR. Emily Guerin Environmentalists Evan Gillespie and Adrian Martinez were nervous as they watched as board of the South Coast Air Quality Management District debated whether to pass new, controversial rules on air pollution from.....

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Clean air is a family affair for new leader of Inland environmental group

Allen Hernandez, 37, of Fontana, is the new executive director of the Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice. Here he poses for a portrait at the group’s hilltop Jurupa Valley headquarters on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. (Photo by Micah Escamilla, Contributing Photographer) This article was first published March 17, 2018 on the Press-Enterprise. By DAVID.....

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CEQA isn’t stopping housing, it’s protecting health

A contractor moves roofing material on a home under construction in San Ramon. David Paul Morris Bloomberg This article was first published March 7, 2018 on the Sacramento Bee. BY ALLEN HERNANDEZ California needs affordable housing. But legislators must follow the data, not anecdotal evidence from monied interests, to find a legislative fix that will encourage development.....

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Fontana resident is named executive director of CCAEJ

This article was first published February 22, 2018 on Fontana Herald. Fontana resident Allen Hernandez has been named the new executive director of the Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice (CCAEJ). Hernandez has nearly two decades of experience organizing communities in regard to environmental issues. “I’m a second-generation Fontana resident and grew up impacted.....

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Environmentalists rally outside County building to protest latest warehouse project in Bloomington

IECN Photos/Anthony Victoria – Bloomington resident Thomas Rocha, who lives only several feet away from the Slover Distribution Center, said warehouses will not bring any value to the area. This article was first published February 14, 2018 on IECN. Environmental advocates and families gathered outside the San Bernardino County Government Center on Tuesday to protest.....