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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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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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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