Community groups EYCEJ & LBACA “Exposing Injustice at the LA River”

East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice hosted a very successful and well attended LA River Toxic Tour in July. Participants included folks from the Long Beach Alliance for Children with Asthma and the EYCEJ program La Cosecha Colectiva.

Check out this excellent story in Random Lengths News:

Exposing Injustice at the LA River

Elena Rodriguez of LBACA on the power of community & environmental justice in Long Beach

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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.

Long Beach community played role in preventing SCIG rail yard

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