The Long Beach Press Telegram ran a wonderful opinion piece yesterday by Elena Rodriguez of the Long Beach Alliance for Children with Asthma, a member of the Moving Forward Network.
LBACA’s mission is to improve the lives of children with asthma in Long Beach, California. Elena, her organization, and many others in Long Beach worked for many years to stop the BNSF Railway from building a dirty dangerous intermodal railyard in their community.
They won. If BNSF wants to proceed, they will need to do with do it in a way that doesn’t cause more asthma attacks, or sicken others in the surrounding community.
Please read the commentary below, and the next time someone tells you a dangerous, unhealthy project is “a done deal”, remind them of the proposed Southern California Intermodal Gateway”, and what people working together in Long Beach achieved.
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