Recent Streetsblog LA posts about Ports

Port of Long Beach Harbor Commissioners, Despite Benefits to Port, Back Appeal of SCIG

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In a show of solidarity for the city’s choice to formally appeal the proposed Southern California International (SCIG) railyard, the Port of Long Beach (POLB) Board of Harbor Commissioners unanimously voted to back the appeal despite holding a large amount of business benefits should the project move forward. While Commissioner Thomas Fields recused himself due to […]

SCIG Rail Yard Protestors to Go on Hunger Strike; Protest in Front of Villaraigosa’s Home

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Exemplifying a non-violent path to protest the proposed Southern California International Gateway (SCIG) project, The Los Angeles Port Working Group–a collaborative of community health and environment organizations– decided to go on a 24-hour hunger strike and  all-day vigil in front Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s home. After the controversial project’s FEIR was unanimously approved by […]

Harbor Board Unanimously Approves SCIG Freight Rail Yard Project; Community Groups Outraged

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In what is undoubtedly a controversial decision–not to mention an utterly disheartening one as well for the multitude of community groups and leaders who opposed the project–the Harbor Board of Commissioners for the Port of Los Angeles voted unanimously to approve the building of the $500 million Southern California International Gateway (SCIG) rail yard. It […]

BNSF Falsely Claims Marginalized Communities “Better Off” with Proposed Railyard; Public Hearing Tonight

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In a sadly misunderstood and ill-grounded editorial, the Press-Telegram endorsed Burlington Northern Santa Fe’s (BNSF) proposed 153-acre railyard project west of the 710 freeway, the Southern California International Gateway (SCIG). The endorsement comes right before a public hearing featuring demonstrations from some 20 community organizations who will offer evidence denouncing the benefits of the project […]