Motorcade & March to Demand the Port Authority of NY&NJ Ensure Clean Air & Good Jobs Now

 Newark, NJ–Yesterday, City of Newark Mayor Ras Baraka joined Coalition for Healthy Ports (CHP) members Kim Gaddy of Clean Water Action and Melissa Miles of Ironbound Community Corporation for a press conference on the steps of City Hall and a motorcade rally at the Port Authority of...

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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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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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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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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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California plans to eliminate diesel exhaust black carbon within 10 years

The California Air Resources Board CARB) issued an outstanding report this week, Proposed Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy, which provides a model for the Federal government and other states to improve public health and slow climate change, In the report, the CARB details the...

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