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Health Officials: OC Coastal Air Quality Still Good Despite Oil Spill
October 8, 2021
Testing conducted along the Orange County coast following the massive underwater oil leak has not detected any discernable issues with air quality, health officials said today. ... read more »
Oil Spill Laps at “Heartbeat” of California Beach Community
October 5, 2021
Most days of the week, David Perry heads out to the beach to surf. But on Sunday, he sat with his skateboard taking in sweeping ocean views while a jazz band played, families rode bikes and crews tried to stop a crude oil sick from reaching the California coast. ... read more »
Crews Race to Limit Damage from Major California Oil Spill
October 4, 2021
Crews on the water and on shore worked feverishly Sunday to limit environmental damage from one of the largest oil spills in recent California history, caused by a suspected leak in an underwater pipeline that fouled the sands of famed Huntington Beach and could keep the beaches there closed for weeks or longer. ... read more »
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Mayor Garcetti Nominates Mia Lehrer to First Ever All-Female LADWP Board of Commissioners
October 1, 2020
Mia has a breadth of experience in the public sector ... read more »
Asm. Cooper Calls Out Environmental Orgs’ Racism
August 20, 2020
Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Sacramento) inked a two-page open letter to leaders of environmental organizations, calling out racism and the lack of diversity in their organizations. ... read more »
Karen Boykin-Towns Takes Her Talents to Sard Verbinnen
September 19, 2019
“I want people who are going to be able to tell it straight. People who will assess a situation and then be able to give you the realities of what it is,” Boykin-Towns said of her expectations in her new role. ... read more »
New UCLA Study – State Makes Progress On Goal To Guarantee Water As A Human Right
September 12, 2019
Now, a new UCLA study finds, the state may be making progress on turning that goal into a reality. ... read more »
12th Annual Groundwater Festival
May 9, 2019
The Water Replenishment District (WRD) will host the 12th annual Groundwater Festival on Saturday May 4, 2019 at the WRD Headquarters in Lakewood from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ... read more »
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Our Planet is Melting. Who Cares?
February 15, 2019
Our world is melting. Glaciers are disappearing. Oceans are rising. Lowlands (mostly populated by low income and Black people) are disappearing. And, before Democrats took power in this term, few other than Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the New Green Deal have been able to address matters of climate change and, in the words of the New Poor People's Campaign, "ecological devastation." ... read more »
Why I am an Environmentalist
January 17, 2019
It is not just about the beauty of nature—although I appreciate that, too. ... read more »
COMMENTARY: Living in America While Being Black Under the Trump Regime 
January 3, 2019
“The buying power of the African American community is $1.1 trillion, but it only circulates 6 hours in our community, and the Asians keep a dollar in their community 120 times longer than African Americans. The Jewish keep the dollar in their community for 20 days, and the dollar in the White community circulates 17 days.”  ... read more »
Jury awards $289M to man who blames Monsanto’s Roundup for cancer
August 16, 2018
Dewayne Johnson’s lawsuit was the first of thousands of cases filed in state and federal courts alleging that Roundup causes cancer, which Monsanto denies. ... read more »
How California’s Energy Efficiency is Helping Communities of Color
April 19, 2018
With over 2 million African Americans living in California, 4.6 percent unemployment accounts for an additional 82,600 people back at work. And a significant part of California’s vibrant economy is the state’s smart energy strategy, which has created hundreds of jobs in recent years. ... read more »
SCAQMD Hosts Series of Community Meetings on New Measures Aimed at Reducing Pollution Exposure in Environmental Justice Communities
February 23, 2018
SCAQMD Hosts Series of Community Meetings on New Measures Aimed at Reducing Pollution Exposure in Environmental Justice Communities ... read more »
Cape Town In Survival Mode As Water Supplies Are Near Zero
February 6, 2018
Cape Town In Survival Mode As Water Supplies Are Near Zero ... read more »
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