|The proposed site for BNSF’s SCIG railyard. Source LA Streetsblog|
The proposed SCIG railyard, which BNSF wants to locate in a predominantly low-income minority area, is a case study in environmental injustice. It would add over 1 million annual truck trips and thousands of trains annually, generate huge amounts of diesel exhaust air pollution, and threaten the health of thousands of residents, including students in a school just 210 feet from the rail yard.
|Source: Courthouse News, Environmentalists Call LA Rail Project Racist|
Finally, over six years since the battle began, they will get their day in court. On November 16 and 17, the courtroom of the California Superior Court will be packed.
To learn more about this very important EJ controversy and the upcoming hearing, check out the blog post by NRDC project attorney Morgan Wyenn:
Court to hold two-day hearing on the challenged BNSF rail yard project