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Enforcement of key maintenance provision lacking under Port of LA's Clean Truck Program

Posted July 23, 2014 by Morgan Wyenn in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Health and the Environment

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Tomorrow, July 24, the Port of Los Angeles’ Board of Harbor Commissioners will vote on whether to adopt a new Concession Agreement in its landmark Clean Truck Program. First adopted in 2008, the Port of L.A.’s Clean Truck Program was...continued

Small Business Owners Want Clean Water Protections

Posted July 23, 2014 by Karen Hobbs in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Green Enterprise, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, The Media and the Environment, U.S. Law and Policy

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80 percent of small business owners favor restoring federal clean water protections to streams and wetlands, according to a new poll.  These are some of the very waterbodies that the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers propose...continued

Urge the EPA to Require Disclosure of Dangerous Fracking Chemicals!

Posted July 18, 2014 by Amanda Jahshan in Environmental Justice, Health and the Environment, Moving Beyond Oil, Saving Wildlife and WIld Places, U.S. Law and Policy

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Finally, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering requiring oil and gas companies to disclose the ingredients in the chemical cocktails they use in their fracking operations.   In the face of increased oil and gas development across Montana --...continued

EPA Takes the Next Critical Step Toward Protecting Wild Salmon and Stopping the Massive Pebble Mine

Posted July 18, 2014 by Joel Reynolds in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Green Enterprise, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil, Nuclear Weapons, Waste and Energy, Reviving the World's Oceans, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places, Solving Global Warming, The Media and the Environment, U.S. Law and Policy

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Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency formally proposed limitations that would block the massive, ill-conceived Pebble Mine project -- the controversial proposal to mine gold and copper at the headwaters of the pristine Bristol Bay wild salmon fishery in Alaska that faces...continued

Great Lakes Beaches -- Working Together, We Can Make Them Safer and Cleaner

Posted June 25, 2014 by Karen Hobbs in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, U.S. Law and Policy

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Beach days are summer rites of passage, especially here in the Great Lakes.  Pack up a picnic, towels, sunscreen, and you’re good to go.  Oh, wait.  Did you remember to check to make sure your favorite beach is safe for...continued

Mission-driven Mobile Market targets food deserts, underserved schools

Posted June 24, 2014 by Kaid Benfield in Environmental Justice, Green Enterprise, Living Sustainably

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  It’s not unusual for a farmers’ market to dispense healthy, fresh produce by vehicle, moving from one location to another as the hours and days go by.  There’s one that sets up in a school parking lot in my...continued

Spotlight on health: Voces Leaders Working to Protect Our Community from Climate Change

Posted June 24, 2014 by Fernando Cazares in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Health and the Environment

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Guest blog by Voces Intern Maya Ward - @MayaW27 With climate change affecting our air quality, water resources and food supplies as a result of extreme weather, it is important to look at the corresponding increased demands on our public...continued

What if it happened here? Nobody wants to have a crude oil train derailment in California, but steps to prevent that are lacking.

Posted June 20, 2014 by Diane Bailey in Environmental Justice, Health and the Environment, Moving Beyond Oil

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On July 6, 2013 an oil train laden with 72 tank cars of Bakken crude oil crashed and exploded in the middle of Lac Megantic, a small town in Quebec. 47 people died. 30 buildings in the town center were...continued

Canada Approves Northern Gateway Tar Sands Pipeline, But This Doesn't Mean It Will Be Built

Posted June 17, 2014 by Elizabeth Shope in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming

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Today, the Canadian Federal Government approved Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline, kicking off a provincial decision-making process about the pipeline that will likely result in rejection of this risky project. The pipeline would carry 525,000 barrels per day...continued

Celebrating the Introduction of Bill to Protect San Gabriel Mountains and Rivers

Posted June 17, 2014 by Ramya Sivasubramanian in Environmental Justice, Saving Wildlife and WIld Places

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Against the backdrop of the San Gabriel Mountains, I joined supporters at Peck Water Conservation Park along the Rio Hondo River on Saturday, June 14th to celebrate Congresswoman Judy Chu’s recent legislation to permanently protect over 615,000 acres of...continued

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