Jesse Marquez of CFASE to speak in Desert Hot Springs at 5 PM today (Monday).

Jesse Marquez, director of Coalition for a Safe Environment (CFASE) in Wilmington, California, and Moving Forward Network participant, is in the Eastern Coachella Valley of California, working with two community groups, People Over Pollution and A Better Community.

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The two organizations scored a victory last year, when they gained community support and successfully petitioned the South Coast Air Quality Management District to install a Particulate Matter 2.5 monitor in Desert Hot Springs, in order to monitor air pollution from a nearby power plant.

Jesse spoke in Coachella on Sunday, and is speaking today (Monday), at 5 pm at the Miracle Springs Resort in Desert Hot Springs.

More information on Jesse’s visit and the groups hosting it can be found in the article in the window below, from the Desert Sun newspaper.

The article mentions a study by the UC Davis Center for Regional Change.  The major findings of the very informative study report, Revealing the Invisible Valley: Putting Cumulative Environmental Vulnerabilities on the Map, are shown in the figure below.