Recent Streetsblog LA posts about environmental justice

As SCAG Talks Environmental Justice, Tea Party Group Hones in on E.D.

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Regional planning documents and hearings are hardly exciting to write about. Interminably long public meetings, wonky terms, never-ending studies. It’s one reason that Streetsblog hardly covers the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), even though the regional plan it puts out is incredibly important in determining which projects receive federal funds and which ones don’t. […]

At What Point Could this Have Been Stopped?: Community Celebrates Exide’s Closure, Seeks Full Accounting from New DTSC Director

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“We won, folks. We won!” Monsignor John Moretta addressed the crowd that had gathered at Resurrection Church in Boyle Heights to hear about the process by which the closure of Exide Technologies’ embattled lead-acid battery recycling facility would begin. “Siempre adelante. Siempre adelante.” [Always moving forward.] To a degree, the conversation that took place last […]

Is CEQA Reform Truly on Its Way? If It Is, Should We Be Happy or Worried?

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California Forward released this video last November making the case for CEQA reform on transportation issues. There are nine days left in the legislative session in Sacramento, and there is still no vote scheduled in the Assembly on SB 731, Senator Darrell Steinberg’s efforts to “reform” California’s landmark environmental protection law, the California Environmental Quality […]

Hearing Today Will Determine if Lead-Acid Battery Recycler Can Resume Operations in Vernon

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“Lead-acid batteries are the environmental success story of our time,” touts the Battery Council International. Not only is “more than 98 percent of all battery lead…recycled,” the site continues, “When a spent battery is collected, it is sent to a permitted recycler where, under strict environmental regulations, the lead and plastic are reclaimed and sent […]