EYCEJ, partners, & residents battle Warren Buffett over massive railyard at ports of LA, Long Beach

Photo from LB4Health.org The effort to stop Warren Buffet and the BNSF from building a dirty, polluting railyard next to an overburdened Long Beach community required years of research, analysis, education and political organizing, but has been successful. Winning took lots of hard work, and...

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Children’s health expert calls for urgent action to reduce burning of fossil fuels

In a strongly worded commentary and opinion piece, both published this week, Columbia University professor and researcher Frederica Perera discussed the health toll on children from air pollution caused by burning fossil fuels, including diesel, and emphasized the “strong moral imperative to...

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Environmental & community groups file suit to prevent more diesel exhaust pollution in Inland Empire

Image: Inland Ports of Southern California – Warehouses, Distribution Centers, Intermodal Facilities: Impacts, Costs, and Trends, Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice In another chapter of the war between those who want to clean up the Inland Empire’s dangerously...

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Reduce traffic-related air pollution to save children’s lives & lower the $56 billion annual cost of asthma

Physician, epidemiologist, and Dean of the Boston University School of Public Health Dr. Sandro Galea just wrote a fascinating opinion piece for Newsweek Magazine on health care, and used asthma as an example of how non-health sectors of the economy affect health. He pointed out that asthma costs...

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Draft EPA plans indicate increased focus on freight transportation air pollution and public health

Image: East Bay Express http://goo.gl/9yJb6H Freight transportation hubs such as ports and rail yards may be America’s biggest “black hole” in terms of environmental health, but that might change in the future. Owners of most polluting facilities, such as power plants,...

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