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Inland Empire groups say #NoTechForICE on ‘Prime Day’

Not everyone is looking for deals during Amazon’s ‘Prime Day’. Inland Empire activists, organizers, and workers instead are using the chance to speak out against the company’s collaboration with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Over 100 people gathered outside the company’s IBT5 facility in San Bernardino Today, shouting “No Tech for ICE” as they surrounded the.....

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As Amazon Prime Day orders roll in, U.S. workers walk out

This article was first published July 15, 2019 on Grist. Image: George Frey / Getty Images News By Justine Calma It’s Amazon Prime Day, but there’s a lot more to pay attention to than the deals. On the first day of the company’s annual summer sale, many Amazon employees protested the company’s labor conditions and.....

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Air quality in LA County reportedly slipping backward

This article was first published July 4, 2019 on Our Weekly LA. Air quality is slipping once again following improvements attributed to the 1970 Clean Air Act, it was reported this week. Bad air days are ticking up across the nation, and emissions reductions are slowing. The most notable setback has been with ozone, the.....

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After decades of improvement, SoCal smog reduction slows down

This article was first published July 2, 2019 on Dateline USA. byKLARIZE MEDENILLA0 Smog regulators say that the state needs $14 billion to address the problem THE are fewer things more constant in Los Angeles than the ongoing smog problem. Although the national war on smog has led to an overall reduction in gas emissions.....

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Say It Ain’t So, Mayor Garcetti: The Sale of Los Angeles By a Native Son

This article was first published July 1, 2019 on City Watch. HYDEE R FELDSTEIN CALIFORNIA POLITICS–AB 1197 as introduced in February was described as a bill to establish a streamlined administrative and judicial review process for affordable housing projects under CEQA on a statewide basis.   In March, AB 1197 was amended to provide that a.....

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Must Reads: The war on Southern California smog is slipping. Fixing it is a $14-billion problem

This article was first published July 1, 2019 on the LA Times Air quality has slipped in recent years, and regulators are falling far short of raising billions they say is needed to clean ozone pollution in time to avoid tough economic sanctions. Here, smog hangs over downtown Los Angeles in 2018.(Wally Skalij / Los.....

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AQMD to tackle pollution from warehouses, rail yards, ports and airports, not everyone is happy

Historic approach gathering support, opposition This article was first published June 27 on the Orange County Register [Pic description] A lot filled with blue Amazon Fulfillment Center diesel trucks as seen along I-15 Freeway at Cantu-Galleano Ranch Rd. in Eastvale, Calif. South Coast Air Quality Management District will draw up rules to regulate warehouses. Environmental.....

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California’s oil and gas regulators get an “F’ grade in environmental justice report

The California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA) today gave the Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR), the state organization charged with regulating the oil and gas industry, an “F” grade for continuing to neglect the needs of environmental justice and low-income communities in the organization’s  third annual Environmental Justice Agency Assessment for 2018. This article was first published June 22, 2019.....

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Clean energy is 100 percent credible

This article was first published June 18, 2019 on IECN Courtesy photo: Anthony Victoria is the Communications Director for the Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice and Yassi Kavezade is the Organizing Representative for the Sierra Club My Generation Campaign. Guest Op-Ed by Anthony Victoria and Yassi Kavezade (credentials below) We’re being told by.....