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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How one California community is fighting to keep a massive warehouse — and the pollution it would bring — out of their backyard

Share the Rocha’s story and sign the #ZeroEmissionsNow petition. Thomas and Kim Rocha chose their “dream community” of Bloomington, California many years ago, because it wasn’t flooded with the traffic they had experienced elsewhere. But in recent years, Bloomington and other sleepy areas of...

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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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Keep riding that bike – but protect your health by choosing routes with less diesel exhaust & other traffic related air pollution

Photo: INHALE Project map of Toronto showing levels of Ultrafine Particulate Matter. Many urban bicyclists in the US and other countries ride on streets with heavy levels of diesel exhaust and other traffic related air pollution, or on bike paths that border high-pollution areas.  However, until...

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