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Jurupa Valley Councilmembers should take a stand and say no to Pilot Flying J

By Mariana Juarez Politicians keep making false promises to reduce traffic congestion, improve our air quality, and bring safety to Mira Loma, but keep falling short with each given opportunity. On October 24, these officials were given the chance to show they represent their constituents’ best interests. However, despite dozens of Jurupa Valley community members.....

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Fontana City Council votes to allow additional warehouse projects to move forward

This article was first published on November 29, 2018 in the Fontana Herald News  The Fontana City Council on Nov. 27 amended the city’s General Plan to change land use in certain areas, paving the way for two warehouse construction projects. The increasing number of warehouses being approved for development in Fontana has created some.....

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This California community is paying for your holiday shopping (with their air quality)

SOURCE: GETTY IMAGES – OZONE FOR THE HOLIDAYS This article was first published November 28, 2018 on Grist. By Justine Calma In his hometown of San Bernardino, California, Miguel Rivera remembers having to spend more than an hour waiting to get a parking spot during the winter holiday shopping rush. But he wasn’t in line at.....

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Jurupa Valley to vote on truck stop that could bring jobs — and air pollution

A proposed truck stop would include fuel dispensers for 12 diesel trucks and eight passenger vehicles, a convenience store that wouldn’t sell alcohol, a drive-thru fast food restaurant and 195 parking spots. The project would occupy 12 acres on the northwest corner of Etiwanda Avenue and Riverside Drive. (Courtesy photo) This article was first published November 24,.....

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Your online shopping is polluting this small town

This article was first published November 20, 2018 on Curbed. By Patrick Sisson Enrique Jaime moved to Bloomington, California, in 2008 seeking something different. The 74-year-old retiree was sick of the traffic and pollution that came with living in Lynwood, near the ports, freeways, and refineries of Long Beach, and decided to move with his wife,.....

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Environmental group sues San Bernardino County, developer over warehouse project in Bloomington

Residents Enrique Jaime and wife, Carmen, are unhappy with the proposed 334,00 square feet “high cube” warehouse project near their home in Bloomington on Thursday, June 28, 2018. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) This article was first published October 31, 2018 on the San Bernardino Sun.   By BRIAN WHITEHEAD | bwhitehead@scng.com | San Bernardino Sun An environmental.....

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A Big YES on 10!

Vote Yes on 10 (Photo – voteyesonprop10). This article was first published October 19, 2018 on Colorado Boulevard. The Editorial Board of ColoradoBoulevard.net has endorsed a resounding YES on Proposition 10. By The Editorial Board We normally do not endorse candidates or propositions and initiatives, but due to recent developments the Editorial Board felt compelled to urge a resounding.....

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Keeping score on environmental justice leadership

This article was first published October 18, 2018 on IECN. By Allen Hernandez Concerns about diesel emissions and poor air quality often go unheard by local officials across California. This was the case last month when the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors voted to support a 344,000 square feet warehouse project to be built less than.....

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Air Resources Board Approves Program to Improve Air Quality in Disadvantaged Communities

Sacramento, CA ​—Muscoy was selected by the California Air Resources Board as one of ten areas to have community air monitoring and emission reduction plans developed through the help of the South Coast Air Quality Management District. The creation of the state’s Community Air Protection program is a step in the right direction, although much remains to be.....

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The Amazon Economy You Won’t Hear About at the Global Climate Action Summit

This article was first published September 28, 2018 on Latino Rebels. By Dania DeRamon Today’s youth are tomorrow’s future, or so politicians like to boast. As the Global Climate Action Summit comes to California, you’ll likely hear many of our local leaders —including Governor Jerry Brown— celebrate our state’s “progress” on climate action. But they.....