Senator Booker Announces The Environmental Justice Act of 2017

On October 23rd U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) was joined by local community leaders and advocates from across New Jersey and the nation in announcing a landmark bill that represents a major step toward eliminating environmental injustice. This Bill would strengthen protections for communities of...

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Protecting Kids from Traffic and Polluted Air

Share Carolina Martinez’ conversation with Yesenia Ceballos and support the #ZeroEmissionsNow campaign. Yesenia Ceballos had long been concerned about her children’s safety negotiating the traffic and toxic paint vapors coming from the auto body and repair shops in her neighborhood near the...

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The next generation of environmental justice leadership: Juan Parras talks with Yudith Nieto

Share Juan and Yudith’s conversation and support the #ZeroEmissionsNow campaign. Yudith Neito was born in Mexico and grew up in Manchester, an east Houston neighborhood surrounded by oil refineries and other heavy industry. She first became involved with environmental justice organizing when...

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Entonces Ahorita Estamos a Tiempo en Hacer Este Cambio

Share Laura Cortez’ conversation with Maribel Mireles and show your support for the #ZeroEmissionsNow campaign.   Maribel Mireles lives in Long Beach, California and became involved in environmental justice organizing after her son was diagnosed with asthma. She has been advocating for...

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Environmental Health Coalition Says Proposed Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal Expansion Detrimental to Community

Port’s plan will add 800 diesel truck trips through Barrio Logan – per day SAN DIEGO, August 23, 2016 – The Port of San Diego plans to expand the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal, including a tremendous increase in the use of diesel trucks and ships operating dangerously close to Barrio Logan....

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EPA forms team to clean up port and rail yard air pollution

After a year of campaigning by the Moving Forward Network (MFN), a coalition of residents and their local organizations living near the nation’s sea and inland ports and freight corridors, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy has agreed to take the immediate steps requested by the group to address the...

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Justice for Port Communities! Two Victories to Celebrate

Reposted with permission from Moving Forward Network member Clean Water Action By Kim Gaddy As we prepare for our Independence Day celebrations, I want to share two victories that we are proud to have accomplished. For the past two years, Clean Water Action as part of the Coalition for Healthy...

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WSJ Reports on Moving Forward Network. Join our Campaign for EPA to Regulate Port & Railyard Air Pollution!

Photo: University of Southern California Are you one of the tens of millions of Americans exposed to dangerous diesel exhaust air pollution from ports or railyards? Diesel exhaust air pollution causes cancer, cardiovascular and lung diseases, and premature death, and has been linked to a growing...

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